TOGO: Togolese grilled chicken

I’m going to take a go at Togolese grilled chicken – it’s not a complicated recipe, but the simplicity is what makes it so good. Marinate some drumsticks, throw it on the grill, life’s good. I’m using this recipe from Biscuits and Ladles, a Ghanaian blogger who also showcases other West African recipes.

The marinade has everything needed for good chicken – garlic, ginger, onion, lemon juice, hot peppers, and red palm oil for that real West African flavour. I forgot to get fresh chilies, but the recipe does give you leeway on what pepper to use, as long as it’s nice and hot, so I used a good dose of hot Korean pepper.

I’m also going to use my oven to broil them – I don’t have a BBQ right now, but broiling will get you a similar result as grilling. Just make sure you put some tinfoil on a baking sheet to catch the drippings! Broiling chicken legs on high generally takes 20 minutes, turn halfway, and make sure the internal temperature is ok.

This turned out great – the chicken is crispy and juicy, with a ton of flavour from the marinade. Spicy, lemony, gingery, just all around delicious. This is going to be my BBQ go-to from now on – super easy and super tasty.

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