Fragrant orange-marinated chicken legs

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Essentials magazine, orange-marinated chicken legs
Essentials magazine, orange-marinated chicken legs
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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


  • 6 free-range chicken legs
  • For the marinade
  • Zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp ras el hanout (Moroccan spice mix)

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


  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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 195(kcal)
  • Fat 7.0g
  • Saturates 1.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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