Garlic and Paprika Roast Chicken | Easy Roast Chicken Recipe
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Serves: 6 servings
  • Chicken drumsticks – 6, skin-on
  • Canola oil – ⅓ cup
  • Garlic – 6 to 8 cloves, minced
  • Ginger paste/puree – 1 tbsp
  • Paprika – 1 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes – 1 tsp
  • Fresh cilantro/coriander leaves – 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat a frying pan and add the canola oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add minced garlic and ginger paste. Sauté them on medium heat for couple of minutes.
  2. Next add the paprika and red chili flakes. Stir fry them on medium heat for couple of minutes more. The marinating liquid is ready. Transfer it to a bowl for further use.
  3. Take the chicken drumsticks in a bowl. Season them with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Next add the prepared marinating rub and freshly chopped cilantro. Now using a spatula, mix the garlic and paprika mixture thoroughly with the chicken covering all the nooks and crannies of the drumsticks.
  5. Preheat your oven to 200 C / 400 F. Arrange the marinated chicken drumsticks in a baking pan, preferably in a single layer.
  6. Now bake the garlic and paprika roast chicken for 45 to 55 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked. You can check the doneness of the chicken by cutting through the thickest portion of the drumsticks using the edge of a knife and the juices should run clear without any trace of pink. Alternatively, you can check the internal temperature using a meat thermometer and it must register at least 165 F / 74 C.
  7. Serve the garlic and paprika roast chicken warm with your favorite salad on the side. Enjoy!
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