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Habanero Roasted Chicken Recipe

Habanero Roasted Chicken
How to make Habanero Roasted Chicken

If you love roasted chicken then bookmark this recipe because it gives you tender, flavourful and perfect chicken every time. Pair it up with your favourite dip and some veggies alongside.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Habanero Roasted Chicken

  • Whole chicken legs, (thighs and drumsticks attached) skin-on, bone-in
  • Marinade for Chicken
  • 2-3 Habanero chillies
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tsp Sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

How to Make Habanero Roasted Chicken

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Place chicken in a roasting pan and set aside. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl whisk together lemon juice and garlic.
Pour the lemon mixture over the chicken and coat all around.
Season chicken with salt; cover and let sit on the kitchen counter for 30 to 60 minutes.
In the meantime, chop the chilies and garlic; add to a blender or food processor.
Add in lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until blended. Then add paprika and oil; process until smooth and completely combined.
Taste for seasonings and add more chilies, or salt and pepper, if required.
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Roast the prepared chicken for about 32 to 35 minutes, or until cooked through. Baste with its juices half way through cooking. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165˚F. Use an instant read thermometer for accuracy.
In the meantime, preheat a griddle pan to medium-hot. Remove chicken from oven and brush on prepared sauce all over.
Add chicken pieces to hot griddle pan and cook for 2 minutes, or until browned and starting to char.
Flip chicken over and continue to cook for 2 minutes, or until browned on opposite side and serve.
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