Crispy Baked Chicken

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Serves 5-6

Chicken with a crispy coating and moist tender meat, perfect for picnics and healthier than the fried version.

1 kg
chicken thighs and drumsticks
(with the skin on)
1/4 cup
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
paprika powder
1/2 tsp.
chilli powder
1 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
black pepper
1 cup
fresh/dry breadcrumbs
handful fresh herbs, chopped fine
oil for greasing the pan

Put the mayonnaise, garlic paste and all the spices into a bowl and season lightly with some salt and pepper. Then mix it all well. In a separate bowl, add the herbs to the breadcrumbs plus a teaspoon each of salt and pepper. 

Now dip one chicken piece at a time first into the mayonnaise mixture and then into the breadcrumbs mixture making sure to coat all the sides. Put them into a container and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to overnight for the flavours to infuse.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a baking tray lightly and then place the chicken pieces with the skin side facing up. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the heat down to 180 C and continue to roast for another 20 minutes. You can then reduce the heat to 120 C and continue baking for another 15 minutes to ensure the chicken is falling off the bone.

Serve with a salad or accompaniments of your choice.




so gr8 maashallah

can i use skinless chicken for this recipe

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Yes you can use skinless chicken, Rahila.

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Thanks for the feedback, and yes you can.

I tried and it turned out yummy! I wasnt very happy with the crispiness though,,, next time can i coat the breadcrumbs n bake right after? i.e. (after its refrigerated with the mayo marinade)

i will try this InshaAllah:)

I tried this today and family loved it. Thank you for this lovely recipe. x

I tried it yday n itz delicious!

salmz jazakallah,so much for ur recipes i made ur pizza rose my husbands friend were so imprest.once again jazakallah.

Is there a lower fat substitute for the mayo to make it healthier?

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Unfortunately I have not found a good substitute. You can use low-fat mayo if you like.

D chicken ist cooked or uncooked

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Start with raw chicken.

Salam thanks for the receipe. I have a question, if I don't have mayonnaise right know should I use anythong else? thank you

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W/Salaam, this recipe works best with the mayo.

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Yes you can use boneless chicken, but try and use breadcrumbs not flour.

can i use boneless chicken and flour instead of breadcrambs

can i use aluminium foil as a baking sheet

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Yes that is fine.

can i deep fry it

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I would not recommend frying this.

Hey Fauzia, do we need to marinate the chicken with anythng before coating thm wid d mayonaise and breadcrumbs?

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Hi, no...the mayo and rest of the ingredients mixed into it are the marinade.

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Yes you can. :)

Can I marinate this overnight?

Salams the instant dokra can I make it in a steamer?
How do I pour the mixture

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W/Salaam, yes you can although I have never used a steamer so am not sure how it operates.

Asak fauzia...mine is a big family...I wanna make this but with 18 to 20 legs lol:) so approximately how much mayo should I be using?? TIA.

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Just to confirm, 20 legs meaning the full leg (thigh and drumstick)? That will make it 40 pieces right? If so them multiply the ingredients by 4 as the recipe is for 5 full legs (thigh and drumsticks) which is 10 pieces total.


Can i try this recipe with chicken breast


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W/Salaam, yes you can.

how baking can be done instead of baking in oven

Salam Fauzia

I have a 500 gm pack of chicken drumsticks. Can I use it with this recipe with same ingredients and quantity?


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W/Salaam, this recipe is enough for 10 drumsticks. How many do you have in the pack? You can divide the recipe in half if you have around 5-6 drumsticks.

There are six drumsticks in the pack with skin.

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Yes, then divide the recipe in half.