Greek Chicken Legs with Honey & Aleppo Chili

Ladies and Gents, another cookbook is getting a try today! Well, actually I already cooked this dish a few days earlier. This cookbook I recently purchased, is by Maria Isabella and is called Cooks & Company. It contains numerous recipes by various highly regarded chefs. The first recipe I tried is by Zoi Antonitsas, a former Top Chef contestant (of course) and a Food and Wine Best New Chef. That’s good enough for me, I was very certain that this was going to be a great recipe, and it was. And it was sort of easy as well!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 whole chicken legs, separated
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Aleppo pepper (can be substituted with a mix of black pepper and sweet paprika, I ordered the Aleppo on Amazon….)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finishing salt

The creator of the recipe recommended that as many of the ingredients as possible, be of Greek origin. In a large bowl, combine the honey and red wine vinegar. Whisk well to dissolve the honey. Add the salt, garlic, olive oil, Aleppo pepper, rosemary, and thyme and mix well. Remove 2 tbsp of this mixture and and refrigerate.

Add the chicken to this marinade, toss well to coat, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on ribbed aluminum pan to allow any excess marinade to drip off. Place the chicken skin side up and bake for 40 minutes, or until juices run clear.

To serve, place the chicken on a platter and drizzle with the reserved marinade, then season with the finishing salt.


Bon Appétit!

For more information on the cookbook click here

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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