Grilled Sumac Chicken - Middle Eastern Cuisine

Sumac is a very unique spice- there is nothing else like it, and it’s hard to substitute because nothing else really comes close in terms of flavor. It's traditionally used in Middle Eastern cuisine, added to everything from meat rubs and kebabs,  to yogurt dips giving dishes a unique brightness, flavor and color. 

Serves 4
2 Chicken Thigh and Leg with skin
2 Tablespoons Heaped  Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Heaped Sumac
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Level Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste

Wash and pat dry the chicken with a kitchen towel. Give slits on the thigh and leg. I, have given the cut by lifting the skin and on the flesh.
Mix all the  ingredients well, apply this paste to the chicken legs and rub it into the cuts also well. Cover and keep it to marinate at least for 4 hours. I kept it overnight in the refrigerator.  Next day, heat a grill pan , place the chicken into the pan on high flame brown it on both sides, then add the remaining marinade,. cover the pan and cook on low flame till the chicken is done. 
When the chicken is done open the pan and again on high flame dry up all the marinade so that the chicken get the color.  Before serving take a aluminium foil and wrap it round the later part of the leg.
Serve with sumac flavored potato wedges or sauted peppers or with a rice pulao and a leafy green salad. . This Grilled Sumac chicken is juicy, flavorful and delicious... so very yum..

My Notes 
A whole chicken is quartered. You can also use skin on, bone in chicken thighs or breasts for this too…just remember to adjust cooking time.
The chicken with skin when grilled remains juicy, hence,  would suggest that you use it with the skin.

Labels : Chicken, Kebabs, Sumac, Grilled, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Gluten free
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


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