Preparation / Directions:
Pull the skin off chicken pieces and trim fat. Prick the flesh and make diagonal slashed, 1-inch apart using a paring knife. Set aside in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients of the marinade in an electric blender or a food processor and process until thoroughly pureed. Pour the marinade over chicken, toss and rub, to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place chicken in a single layer over a rack positioned in sheet pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes, basting once with marinade juices and oil, or until cooked. Serve immediately, accompanied with Pan-Roasted Potatoes and Onions with Cumin and Indian Salsa.
Yield: 4 servings
Source: FoodTV Show CHEF DU JOUR, JULIE SAHNI, SHOW #DJ9455