1.5teaspoonschilli powder(reduce according to your spice level)
1teaspoon smoked paprika
1large lemonjuice and zest
Preparing and seasoning the chicken
Clean the chicken drumsticks. Make a few cuts across the flesh of each drumstick.
Season the drumsticks with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Allow them to sit for 30 minutes in the refrigerator, while you prepare the lemon garlic marinade.
Lemon garlic chicken marinade
Mince garlic, zest the lemon and extract the juice. Mix all the spices and herbs together.
Add the mixed spices and herbs, lemon juice, zest, garlic and 2 tablespoons of oil to the chicken. Toss well, until all the chicken legs are coated with the marinade, ensuring that you reach the parts beneath the skin.
Leave the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours up to overnight. Remove them from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. This will allow them to reach room temperature.Preheat the oven to 230°C/ 446°F. Meanwhile, prepare the potatoes.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes
Chop the potatoes and sweet potatoes into thick wedges. Add them to the chicken legs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and toss thoroughly.
Roasting the chicken and potatoes
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Arrange the chicken pieces, potatoes and sweet potatoes in a single layer. (note 1)
Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and place in the oven. Let it roast for 30 minutes. No flipping is required. Check after 30 minutes, if the chicken has browned. If not, allow 5 minutes more.
You may need 2 sheet pans to fit in all of the drumsticks, potatoes and sweet potatoes. It is better to spread them in a single layer so the edges crisp up. It's okay if they are placed close together, but don't let them overcrowd.
Regular paprika may be used in place of smoked paprika.
Some variety of sweet potatoes cook faster than potatoes. In that case, chop the sweet potatoes into larger wedges.
Storing leftoversRefrigerator: These lemon garlic chicken legs and potatoes keep well for 3 days in the refrigerator or 2 weeks in the freezer. Store them in ziploc bags and reheat in the oven.Freezer: Allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven.Meal prep optionHere I've added potatoes about 10 minutes prior to cooking since unlike chicken, they don't need to marinate for long. But there's no harm in marinating all of the chicken, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Store them in airtight boxes or ziploc bags in the refrigerator or freezer.
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