Fragrant orange-marinated chicken legs recipe

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Triple tested: The longer you marinate the chicken, the better the flavour. Brought to you by Essentials magazine

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  • healthy
Preparation Time plus 1 hour marinating time
Cooking Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories195 Kcal10%
Fat7 g10%
Saturated Fat1.5 g8%

Triple tested: The longer you marinate the chicken, the better the flavour. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


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  • 6 free-range chicken legs

For the marinade

  • Zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp ras el hanout (Moroccan spice mix)




  1. Put the chicken legs in a shallow dish. Mix the marinade ingredients, pour over the chicken and leave to marinate for 1 hr or overnight.
  2. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Put the chicken pieces over a medium heat on the BBQ and cook, turning frequently, for 30 mins, or until the juices run clear and the chicken is golden.
Top Tip for making Fragrant orange-marinated chicken legs

If there's any leftover chicken, strip the meat from the bones and chill - then use in salads the following day.


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