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Coffee and Paprika Rubbed Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings 4


  • 12 piecies of skinless chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 2 heaped tbsps of freshly-ground coffee powder
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 11/2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 2 medium garlic cloves grated
  • 1-2 tsps cayenne pepper or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • Salt


  • Wash the chicken, pat dry on kitchen towels and using a sharp knife make two diagonal cuts on each piece for better absorption of flavours.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the rub and pour over the chicken. Make sure it coats all the pieces. Set aside in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Heat the oven broiler to 180 degrees, and grill the chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil placed on the topmost shelf. Aftet 15 minutes turn the pieces to cook the other side. Take care not to leave the chicken under the hot grill after it is cooked; they will dry up. Serve chicken hot with a fresh green salad.


Preparation time includes 2 hours of marination time.