I'm not sure how True Blue this recipe is, but the Taste.com.au magazine assures me it is dinky-di.
I remember a few years ago there were Shaker (Fries) Chips and one of the doughnut chains was advertising shaker flavours recently. It would be fun if everyone had their own home made shaker bag for the chicken!
You need drumsticks and thighs, and as usual I am making do with what I could find: 'un-cruel' chicken drumsticks. Only one supermarket sells thighs with the bone in, so we are just having legs. Thighs without the bone in are not as good when roasted.
And that's it. Buy some chicken, spices and a paper bag and you are away. Of course you can change the spice mix to suit any tastes. I like spicy things and so I used the full measure of cayenne pepper, if you like things milder just use a sprinkle.
NB Our tablespoon is 20ml or 4 teaspoons.
Paper Bag Chicken serves 4
- 4 chicken drumsticks
- 4 chicken thighs
- 1 tbspn olive oil
- 1 tbspn smoked paprika
- 1 tspn garlic powder
- 1/2 tspn ground white pepper
- 1/2 tspn cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tspn dried thyme
- sea salt
- brown paper bags
Preheat the oven to 180*C or 160*C fan-forced.
Oil the chicken and season it well with sea salt. Mine salt in a grinder, I don't have loose flakes. Roast on a tray for 30-40 minutes. They should be golden and cooked right through.
Measure out the spices and then combine them.
When it is cooked, put the chicken in a paper bag and add a good pinch of the spice mix.
Close the bag tight and then SHAKE........
Everyone could have their own brown paper bag. Serve with a salad- I'd like a potato salad, or chips. I roasted some potato cubes and carrot sticks at the same time. This would be good Summer BBQ or picnic food.