Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Colombian Style Roasted Chicken Legs

 I love the flavor of these chicken drumsticks. This dish packs a lot of flavor with minimum preparation. The meat is moist and the skin is flavorful.  A perfect dish to marinate the night before and cook the next day. Served with rice and a simple salad, you have a delicious meal, that is kid-friendly too.
This recipe is from Erica's blog  www.mycolombianrecipes.com where she shares her traditional Colombian food recipes that she grew up eating and enjoying with her family.



Colombian Style Roasted Chicken Legs
(Pierna de pollo Asadas a mi Estilo Colombiano)
Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
12 chicken drumsticks with skin
1 bunch scallions
3 garlic cloves
1 medium white onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon dried ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons white vinegar
Salt and pepper

Directions:
1. In a food processor, place the scallions, garlic, onion, cilantro, thyme, vinegar, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Process to a paste.
2. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag and add the marinade and cover the chicken evenly with the marinade. Refrigerate the chicken overnight.
3. Cover a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Position oven rack in the center of the oven and turn the oven to broil.
4. Place the chicken legs on the baking sheet. Broil for about 25-30 minutes, turning the legs once during cooking or until the chicken is cooked and the drumsticks are golden brown. Let rest for 5 minutes and transfer to a serving plate.

Enjoy!


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66 comments:

Pam said...

Those look amazingly good!

Enjoy!

doggybloggy said...

I bet the flavor just pops! these look so good and I am sure they are good warm or cold.

Ricardo said...

I make something similar to these legs but I must admit yours surpass any of mine the flavours are just wonderful well shared..kisses xxx

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

I can't wait to try these -sounds so good.
vickie

Cathy said...

I had bookmarked this recipe from Erica to try as well - glad you had good results with it!

Anncoo said...

Looks good and delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

George Gaston said...

Velva.... What can one say, but "Awesome"!

I can always taste them just from your photo... I think my keyboard is even a wee bit sticky from picking one of these luscious legs up. Definitely going to give these a try. Many thanks

Laura in Paris said...

Oh, Velva, I lived in Colombia many years ago ... too many ... you bring back very nice memories ...

Raoulysgirl said...

Who knew that one could drool over chicken legs at 8:30 in the morning?

Thanks for sharing!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

love it you made them as well way t go Erica lol

A Year on the Grill said...

well sure broil, but these are meant to be live firs cooked...
they sound terrific, a vinegar based glaze works terrific!

My Little Space said...

Gosh, these just so irresistible! Looks terrific. Must try it out next week. Thank you! Have a wonderful festive season holiday! Cheers.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

o.k. these look wonderful...now this I am going to try....thanks so much...

I'll stop by to visit very soon....

Best,
Kary

Gulmohar said...

Wow...They are way too tempting :-)Shall I grab one ?

Palidor said...

These drumsticks look really yummy! Erica has a lot of great recipes.

TKW said...

Those look luscious! I get so tired of plain old chicken...gonna have to try!

Claudia said...

Wow. I make something similar without the viinegar. I am loving the vinegar. Scrumptious!

Mimi said...

Velva
Mouth-watering!
Mimi

Chef E said...

I just started following her site, and she does have some great food on her site...the flavors here, and that photo...darn I am hungry!

Katy ~ said...

Velva, these looks so crispy good! Oh my, I would love to have that plate in front of me right now!

Karen Harris said...

A couple of these drumsticks and a few Pomegranate Rosemary Royales and I'd be in heaven! Great recipes.

5 Star Foodie said...

Those look so perfect, and wonderfully flavorful!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I'm making these!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Wow! These drumsticks look so good!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

This dish is for me, right? Oh, thank you thank you so much! ;-) I love how they have to be marinated overnight. That's how you soak in the flavor. Even though I don't cook, I am forever scandalized by marinates that claim "Ready in 15 minutes" on their bottles. Yeah, so I buy this bottle AND a time machine will come with it?...

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

That looks so good, and so easy! It's great when one can assemble a dish ahead of time, and only have to cook it on the day of serving.

My Little Space said...

Hi again, Velva! I've an award for you. Please feel free to stop by my blog to collect it. Thank you very much. Btw, please leave down your link. Thank you very much.

Gina said...

Those look excellent, Velva!

Leah said...

I'm sure this tastes as good as it looks. And it has cilantro, I love anything with cilantro.

Pierce said...

Great recipe. We like the legs and thigh meat so this would be a keeper.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the kid-friendly recipe - I'm always on the lookout for those. Looks delicious!

Federica said...

ciao! grazie della tua visita!!splendida questa ricetta! complimenti!

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a WONDERFUL!!! recipe. I like the addition of cilantro in this recipe.
I have become a follower of your blog. I like to share recipes and ideas, come by and visit my blog maybe you can do the same.
Geri

Wendy said...

Oh Velva
What a delicious blog!
Thanks for stopping by my little blog too!
Take care
Wx

Angie's Recipes said...

A mug of cold beer would be fantastic together with these crispy flavourful chicken!

Grace said...

wow, velva--i've been missing out on your tasty eats! these legs look AMAZING--that skin makes me want to forget table manners and rip right into the stuff. :)

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Makes me long for HOME...all the flavours. Wow

teresa said...

oh my goodness, and on that juicy dark meat to boot, love it!

Erica said...

Velva,
Thank you so much! Iam glad you like my Colombian chicken legs :)I really appreciate all your support.

Erica

foodbin said...

drumsticks are the my fave-oh! looks so delicious and must be flavorful from all the marination.

theycallmejane said...

Yum! And my family loves drumsticks. Thanks for a new recipe to try - and kid friendly, too? Double thanks!

southern cookin said...

This looks very good.

Chris said...

I have imported this recipe to try but using them in my grill instead of a broiler. Sounds perfect!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

How could I have missed these wonderfully grilled chicken...... so droolicious !

Luigi said...

I wish I hadn't of seen this, im starving now. Excellent recipe!

Simply Life said...

Oh wow, those look perfectly cooked and seasoned!!!

Lea Ann said...

I love her blog. These look really good.

Barbara said...

Those look wonderful! Made my mouth water and it isn't even lunchtime....
I like Erica's blog too.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Velva, I am sure I can almost smell the delicious aroma! Such a wonderful combination of flavors, we would love this.

Thanks so much for sharing! :)

sangeeta said...

lovely recipe and the flavors are just perfect...quite similar to Indian marinade for a tangdi kabab ( kababs made with legs of chicken ) .........

sangeeta said...

hey how much scallions you say ??
a bunch ?? how much exactly ?
actually i am thinking by Indian standards of a bunch n how much we use in such recipes...

Marguerite said...

Woweee, love this Caj-Mex combo of flavors! Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

Heavenly Housewife said...

How delicious, i am drooling over these flavours!

Lize said...

Just reading your blog makes me gain weight! And in real life I can see these TEMPTATIONS are going to result in OVERINDULGENCE! DELICIOUS!

sangeeta said...

thanks Velva , yes ..if it's 5-6 scallions , it is more like an indian recipe , we'd probably add mint instead of thyme...looking at the pic i want to cook t now !!!

Sage said...

After reading your comment,I decided to check your blog out.Wonderful! Love your fantastic pictures and the recipes sound so good. I know how you feel abaou tyour friends eyes glazing over; there should be a little corner for people like us. I willbe trying that chicken the eggs, the pie, ........

unconfidentialcook said...

Oh my...what a perfect--and perfectly easy--dish. Thanks!

Devon said...

Yum, this is the type of stuff I will being dreaming of during my vegan month.

Rita said...

I just love the new larger size format for the pictures. They are great and so is the recipe, looks good enough to eat off the page. Cheers Rita

Janice said...

this looks lovely, nice and simple too.

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, that skin does look good but I don't like dark meat so I need to make breast. (which sounds funny)
~ingrid

Catherine said...

This looks great Velva! Happy Blogging! :)

Kim said...

I love all the flavors of this and I am a great fan of Erica's too :D

Sophie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely,....georgous too!! I so love the cumin & paprika in this!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...Velva!
A beautiful & appetizing picture!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

OH my, those look amazing! Great colour!

Judy said...

What an appetizing photo. Makes me want to dig right in. Thanks for the recipe.

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