When cooking, sometimes less is more! Try out this savoury yet simple recipe for this fiery chicken that uses a unique baking method to keep the chicken moist and juicy. This recipe uses a homemade spice rub that can be used in other meats like pork and seafood. Try it out and let us know the Propa Eats Facebook and Instagram page how this recipe turned out.
1 1/2 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne powder
2 teaspoon cumin/Geera (1pack)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 tablespoons Salt
2 tablespoons Brown sugar
1 pound of chicken (ideally thighs, drumsticks and wings)
Combine all dry spices, salt and black pepper into a small bowl to create a spice rub for chicken.
Massage the spice rub into the chicken. Ensure that each piece of chicken is evenly coated with the spices. The chicken should have a red colour from the paprika and cayenne.
Place chicken in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375
To bake the chicken, take a deep baking tray and fill the tray with ½ inch of water. The addition of the water will create steam during the baking process, helping the chicken retain moist texture. The water results in a delicious gravy to be served with your meal.
Remove chicken from refrigerator and place each piece in the baking tray.
Place chicken in oven and leave for 1/2 hour. Return to oven and flip the chicken and allow to bake on the other side. Allow baking in the oven for another 1/2 hour.
Remove from oven and serve with fried rice and potato salad!