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Recipe: Spicy basted and grilled chicken

Spring has sprung, Mzansi. Fire up your braais and make Katlego’s lekker spicy basted chicken

Make Katlego Suze's basted chicken and have your guests cheering around a spring braai. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Spring has sprung, Mzansi, and as the weather continues to heat up nothing beats a lekker braai. Gauteng chef Katlego Suze comes to your aid with a yummy recipe for spicy basted leg-quarter chicken.

Suze’s chicken is sticky, sweet and marinated to tenderise and infuse it with flavour. The shiny and glossy glaze is just the cherry on top. The smell? Phenomenal.

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4 chicken leg quarters

4 tsp garlic butter

5 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

5 tsp chutney

2 tsp hot sauce

2 tsp BBQ Mexican spice

Salt & pepper



Basting sauce

5 tbsp chutney

2 tsp hot sauce

2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Lemon juice

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1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Rub garlic butter under the chicken skin.

3. Season chicken with salt, pepper, BBQ Mexican spice, sage and thyme.

4. Place chicken in an oven dish and insert into the oven for 25 minutes.

5. Remove chicken from the oven and baste it using your basting sauce.

6. Put it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes.

7. Serve and enjoy.

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