Herby Chicken Bites
30/12/14 11:44 Filed in: Finger Food
A sure fire week-day favourite. They only take 10 minutes to prepare, and then cook once marinaded.
These herby chicken bites combine a delicious Italian freshness with crispy succulent chicken.
I served these as standalone nibbles, but they would be equally good for a main meal.
for the Herby Chicken Bites [makes 12] :
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced
zest of a lemon
juice of a lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
1 hot red chilli, diced
handful of fresh oregano, chopped
handful of fresh parsley, chopped
handful of fresh thyme, chopped
12 chicken legs, skin slashed
1 tbsp dried mint
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp dried marjoram
good pinch of pepper
good pinch of salt
for the Herby Chicken Bites :
1) Add all the ingredients in a freezer bag, and leave to marinade over night.
2) Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 200C.
3) Cook the chicken for 50 minutes, turning half way.
Peel the garlic
Grate the lemon
Finely dice the chilli
Chop the herbs
Add the dried herbs
Add the fresh herbs
Prepare the chicken by making slashes through the skin
Marinade over night
When ready to cook, lay out on a wire rack
Piping hot and out of the oven
Herby chicken bits served