The great thing about using rubs is that you can turn out fantastic tasting food with virtually no effort. When I first started blending herbs and spices, one of the first I made was a blackening seasoning which I call Hubba Hubba Blackening Spice. It is still one of my favourites. It works on any meat, fish or poultry but is particularly good on chicken and salmon. The spice mix has a medium heat at most, so don’t be frightened of it!
If you haven’t already made up some Hubba Hubba Blackening Spice, don’t worry because it’s easy to make and you can check out the recipe here.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 heaped teaspoons Hubba Hubba Blackening Spice
4 whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs)
Mix the spice mix into the oil and rub onto the chicken pieces to coat evenly. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Bake in the oven at 180°C until cooked, approx. 45 minutes.
I like to serve this with cherry tomatoes on the vine that have been seasoned with salt, pepper and balsamic and roasted alongside the chicken. Serve with a freshly made salad and you have a perfect summer dish.