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paprika turmeric chicken

Paprika and Turmeric Chicken with Garlic

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Easy, Healthy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 6-7 chicken thighs skins on
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp of 7 spice
  • 2-3 tbsp of regular olive oil
  • Approx 1 tsp of salt


  1. Wash the chicken and leave to drain in a colander
  2. In a large bowl prepare the marinade by adding the paprika, turmeric, 7 spice, oil and salt. Mix well

  3. Gash the chicken thighs with a sharp knife 2-3 times each and place in the bowl.
  4. Rub the chicken with the marinade making sure you get underneath the skins
  5. Add the garlic cloves and turn everything with your hands once more
  6. Cover with cling film and leave to marinade in the fridge overnight
  7. Take out the chicken at least half an hour before you want to cook it to bring to room temperature
  8. Turn the oven on to 230°C
  9. Place the chicken in a roasting dish and cover with foil
  10. When the oven is heated, put your chicken in for 15 minutes on high heat (230°C)
  11. After 150 minutes reduce the heat to 180°C and cook for another 30 minutes.
  12. After 30 minutes, remove the foil and cook for another 20 minutes on 160°C so the skin will crisp up.
  13. Serve with salad or chips, or even both for the ultimate chicken feast :)