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.

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.