Quick Grilled Chicken

If you’ve seen the previous two recipes – boiled meat and aubergine macaroni, this is the third one for our dinner last Friday when a friend dropped in. All three were largely made using what ingredients we had available and on the whole our table turned out quite alright.


  • Chicken legs, scored
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried lemon powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried, mixed herbs
  • 1/4 tsp Maggi seasoning (yeast extract)
  • 1 tsb Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice of


  1. Mix all ingredients well, except chicken and lemon juice.
  2. Slather mixture on chicken. Marinate for 15 minutes onwards
  3. Grill in a moderately hot oven till done. Turn once, depending on the oven elements you’re using, basting with mixture. See note.
  4. Serve after splashing lemon juice over.


  1. I used 180, for 12 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other, with a single basting for each side. A single element was used, to prevent the marinade/basting liquid from dripping onto the bottom.