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Mom's Weeknight Broiled Chicken

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This simple chicken marinade was a staple in my house growing up, and Mom's recipe borrows the flavors of my heritage in simplest form: paprika, oyster sauce and lime. Exactness not required. Sticky fingers a must.

Mom's Weeknight Broiled Chicken

  • Servings: 2 pieces chicken
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cooking Time: 40 min


  • 2-4 large bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks and/or thighs
  • 1 TB Hungarian paprika (enough to thoroughly coat each piece)
  • ⅓ cup oyster sauce (enough to thoroughly coat each piece)
  • 2 limes, to serve and garnish


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a large bowl, place the chicken. Coat well with the paprika, ensuring each piece is covered. Add the oyster sauce, ensuring each piece is covered.
  3. On a foil lined broiler sheet, lay each piece, skin side down, in a single layer. Broil around 20-25 minutes. Flip the chicken and finish off for another 10-12 minutes.
  4. Let chicken rest a few minutes before serving with a squeeze of lime.

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Feel free to use boneless, skinless, and just cook 7 minutes on the first side, 5 on the flip side.


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