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chicken leg piece fry, chicken leg piece recipe

A simple way of roasting chicken legs by marinating with basic spices and shallow frying them on a pan.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: chicken
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 2
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 6 chicken legs washed well
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 cup beaten curd/yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp oil

For garnishing:

  • onion rings
  • lemon wedges
  • freshly chopped coriander leaves


Step 1(Marinating the chicken):

  • Take each chicken leg, make gashes or 2-3 slits to all the chicken drumsticks.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add the chicken legs into the bowl.
  • Into it, add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder.
  • Also add beaten yogurt into the chicken.
  • Mix all the ingredients and the masalas well.
  • Add lemon extract into the marinade.
  • Give a good mix.
  • Cover the lid of the bowl.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least half an hour to one hour by refrigerating it.
  • After half an hour to 1 hour, take the marinated chicken out and give a mix.

Step 2 (Making of chicken leg piece fry):

  • Take a non stick pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Drop the marinated chicken legs one by one into the pan.
  • Cook the chicken legs for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Flip the chicken pieces and cook the other side too for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Reduce the flame and cook the chicken legs on low flame.
  • keep flipping the chicken legs with the help of a tong until both sides are cooked well.
  • Make sure each side is simmered well for 4-5 minutes so that all the sides are evenly cooked.
  • When the chicken looks roasted well, switch off the flame.
  • Take the chicken pieces out.
  • Serve them on a plate.
  • Garnish with onion rings and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges.
  • Enjoy them as a starter.



1. Do not roast the chicken on high flame as the chicken legs might get burnt while roasting on high flame.
2. Always maintain medium to low flame and low flame is highly suggested.
3. Always use a non stick base like pan or a flat base non stick vessel to cook the legs which can avoid burning of the chicken legs.
4. Sprinkling some lemon juice all over the chicken legs adds more flavor to the chicken legs while serving them or having them.


Calories: 300kcal
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