Southwestern Chicken Thighs with Smoky Chilli Flavours

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Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

Marinating chicken thighs and/or legs in a paste of chilli, spices and citrus juices then wrapping them in streaky bacon and roasting until tender is a simple technique that produces a shockingly good dish, one that belies its simplicity. The chicken emerges from its bake or sauté tasting as if it has been slowly roasting over an open fire.

It is a wonderful dish for a crowd, since it requires little work and, once in the oven, can be forgotten while one attends to drinks and social