This chicken sits quite happily in the fridge for 24 hours to deepen the marinade flavour and darken the outside of the meat. I cook in a preheated oven or it is excellent cooked on the BBQ.
I like to buy a whole chicken and then cut it into 8-10 pieces, that way, everyone gets a bit that they like and everyone gets some crispy skin which is part of the pleasure of this chicken.
1 x 2kg chicken, jointed into 8-10 pieces
60mls olive oil
2 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 tablespoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, cover and leave to marinade for at least 12 hours if you can.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and spread the chicken out.
Bake for 40-50 mins until fully cooked.
Allow to sit for 20 mins if you have time.