Grilled Pepper Chicken Using Homemade Marinade
  • Chicken thigh-leg pieces- 4
For making Marinade
  • Onion, chopped- ½ of one onion
  • Ginger, chopped- 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped- 4 cloves
  • Tomato, chopped- 1 small
  • Whole pepper corns- 20
  • Cumin seeds- 1½ tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Mint leaves- 5
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp or according to your needs
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  1. Into a blender, add all the ingredients for making the marinade.
  2. Grind it to a thick paste, use very little water while grinding.
  3. Spread the marinade over the chicken.
  4. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or marinate it overnight.
  5. Have the grill ready, spray nonstick cooking spray over the grill.
  6. Spray the oil to the chicken and place it on the grill over medium heat.
  7. Let cook, flip it over and spray cooking spray on the other side too.
  8. Grill till both sides have turned golden brown.
  9. You could drizzle some lemon juice while the chicken is grilling.
  10. Don't over grill it as the chicken would turn dry.
  11. When the chicken has cooked well and turned golden brown in color, remove from the grill.
  12. Serve along with your favorite salad.
  13. I made a Lemony Salad: added lettuce, cucumber and tomato, drizzled with lemon juice, salt and ground pepper over the salad.
How to make baked Pepper chicken:
  1. If you don't have a grill, bake this in the oven.
  2. Place the marinated chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and greased with cooking spray.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  4. Place the baking sheet inside the oven and bake for total 45 minutes.
  5. After the first 20 minutes of baking, flip the chicken over and spray cooking spray over it and bake for another 25 minutes.
  6. You could even drizzle some lemon juice just before you take it out of the oven.
•The marinade wasn't that spicy so if you want it spicy add some more ground pepper to the chicken
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