Grilled chicken

Delicious tender grilled chicken legs marinated in yogurt. This is not a typical Turkish dish but it is very Middle Eastern with the yogurt and cinnamon.

  • 6 big chicken legs
  • 8 tablespoons yogurt
  • 8 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground sweet pepper
  • 1 teaspoon spicy pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • pepper and salt to taste


Mix all the ingredients for the marinate and cover the chicken legs for at least 2 hours.


Then put them in an oven dish with all the yogurt mixture big enough to take them in. The oven temperature should be 140°C. İ put first the skin side of the leg down. Then after 1 hour turn them over and let them cook nice and crispy. They are ready when the meat falls from the bone, but do not overcook them.


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