Masala chicken saleeg

Warm up your soul with the rich flavors of Masala Chicken Saleeg. 

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 6 Persons
  • 35 Minutes
  • Easy Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Marinate the chicken by putting the legs in a ziplock bag. Add the tikka masala sauce, push the air out of the bag, seal then massage the sauce over the chicken. Marinate in the fridge for 1-4 hours.

  • 2

    Preheat the oven to 200C. Arrange the marinated legs in a roasting tray, skin-side up. Drizzle with the oil, season with salt and pepper, then roast for 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

  • 3

    While the chicken roasts, make the saleeg. Put the chicken stock, hot water, mastic, rice and a pinch of salt in a large saucepan.

  • 4

    Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer then cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates.  

  • 5

    Once the rice is ¾ cooked, stir in the milk and ghee (or butter). Cook until the rice is thick, creamy and cooked through. Season with salt.

  • 6

    Serve the saleeg in warm dishes topped with the roasted chicken legs and juices. Serve the amba on the side.