Pepper Soup Flavored Roasted Chicken(The Nigerian Jerk Chicken)
Cuisine: Nigerian(African)
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Serves: 6
  • 6 jumbo chicken legs
  • 2 tbsps. grounded Nigerian pepper soup spice
  • half of a small onion
  • 1small garlic clove(optional)
  • 1 habanero pepper i.e. Atarodo
  • 1 tbsp. oil+1tsp oil
  • 2 tsps. vinegar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • A small handful basil leaves(scent or curry leaves work)(optional)
  • ½ an inch fresh ginger
  • black pepper to taste
  • bouillon to taste
  • salt to taste
  1. Wash and pat chicken dry. Then season with a little salt to taste.
  2. Blend the pepper soup spice, habanero, onion, garlic, ginger, basil, vinegar, bouillon, lemon juice and 1 tbsp. oil in a blender. Pour the blend over the chicken; then work it into the chicken using your hands(be sure to wear gloves as to prevent pepper from going into your eyes) Let the meat rest for an hour. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees; then in a frying pan that is oven safe, heat one tsp of oil and sear each side of the meat to brown(this step is optional). Once brown, transfer the pan into the oven(If you don't have an oven safe pan, transfer the meat into an oven proof roasting or baking dish) cook until the juices run clear. In the oven until it's juices run clear.
  3. Serve with Nigerian coconut rice and beans
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at