• Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes


  • * 2 whole chicken legs – drumsticks and split breasts are also fine
  • * 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • * 2 sprigs rosemary
  • * 4 small sprigs thyme
  • * Dried ginger root – grated. Or use ¾ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • * 6 leaves fresh marjoram – chopped. Or use ½ teaspoon of dried marjoram
  • * Sweet ground red pepper
  • * ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • * Salt
  • * 4 lime slices – Replace with 2 lemon slices if you don't have limes
  • * A short dash of soy sauce


  • Preparation time: 5 minutes.
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes.
  • 1. Sprinkle some freshly grated ginger on both sides of the chicken legs. Scatter the marjoram, a few pinches of red sweet pepper, the turmeric and salt to taste on both sides of the chicken pieces.
  • 2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet or frying pan. Add the rosemary and thyme sprigs.
  • 3. When the olive oil is hot, add the chicken thighs and brown each side uncovered for 5 minutes over low-medium heat. You should begin to see a nice crust.
  • 4. Place 2 lime slices on top of each chicken piece and squeeze a little bit of lime juice over them too. If you use lemon use only 1 slice for each chicken leg, because lemons aren't as sweet as limes.
  • 5. Pour a short dash of soy sauce over the chicken legs. Turn down the heat a little bit and cover.
  • 6. Cook each side for 10 minutes. It's advisable to turn over the fried chicken pieces twice during the cooking time.


This is a twist on a southern tradition

Categories: Mediterranean 

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