Creole Chicken

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‘Creole’ is an amalgam of the French, indigenous Indian and West African cultures that dappled the region, taking the best of each, and splicing them into a unique and colourful way of being.

Ingredients
  • 4 chicken Marylands (thigh and drumstick)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • finely-grated zest and juice of 3 limes
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 210°C. Pat the chicken with kitchen paper, then use a sharp knife to score in parallel lines.

2 Combine the spices, zest, juice and oil in a bowl, then season generously with salt and pepper. Rub onto the chicken, then set aside for at least 30 minutes, or in the fridge overnight if possible.

3 Bake for 25 minutes, until the marinade is lightly blackened and the chicken is firm to touch.