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Cajun spiced chicken drumsticks Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Chicken leg(s) 150g : 6 whole

  • For the marinade
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Dried red chilli(s) : 6 whole
  • Paprika : 2 Tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 12 Turn
  • Cumin seed(s) : 2 Tsp
  • Coriander seeds : 2 Tsp
  • Dried oregano : 2 Tsp
  • Nutmeg : 1 whole
  • 1

    Separate the thighs from the drumsticks. Keep the thighs for another marinade.

  • 2

    Place the drumsticks in a tray.

  • 3

    To make the spice mix, heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Toast the whole spices for about 2 minutes to release their flavours. Place in a pestle and mortar and pound together with the whole dried chillies, paprika, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Grate in a generous amount of nutmeg.

  • 4

    Rub this mixture all over the chicken drumsticks and leave overnight for the flavours to penetrate the meat.

  • 5

    Cook the drumsticks on the BBQ turning regularly and basting with a little olive oil.

Chef's tip

«Feel free to add other flavourings to this spice rub. Allspice is often used, as well as dried seasonings such as dried garlic and onion.»

A dry rub for a BBQ classic. Learn to use all the parts of a chicken and takeaway for your BBQ.

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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  20mins
  • Rest time  0h