Picnic Chicken Convection Oven Recipe

Picnic Chicken Delicious & Easy

Cook in your Convection Oven

This is a great recipe from dinneralovestory.  It can be made easily in your convection oven.

During summer, you can leave your Picnic Chicken cooking and relax somewhere cooler until it’s done.

As it’s a convection oven, it doesn’t heat up the kitchen as much as a regular oven does and cools much quicker.

This is a delicious recipe and so easy to make.

Picnic Chicken

“I know we are only a day or two into summer, but I can safely say that this chicken Abby is eating is going to be my go-to recipe of the season. In this particular photo, my midfielder is loving it a few hours after a 2-1 loss, but I am pretty sure she would be just as happy to maul it after a victory, or a tie, or for [...]”

i used chicken thighs and halved the recipe from 4 to 2 pounds (2 – 1 kg).  The marinade recipe can be easily halved and I ate it hot from the oven.

This is a great dish all year round and delicious!

Be sure and see the other great recipes at Dinner a Love Story.


  • ½ cup good quality soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mild smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pounds chicken legs and thighs (2 kilograms)

Place all ingredients except the olive oil, s & p, and chicken into the bowl of a blender.  Puree for 30 seconds on high.

With the motor running, slowly add the oil.  Season well with salt and pepper. Pour marinade over chicken and marinate for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

(The original post says to cook in a 400F/200C oven, however I lowered the tempature)  Cook in a 340F / 170C convection oven, roast legs in a roasting pan or on a cookie sheet for 30-35 minutes, or until nicely browned and cooked through.  Serve hot, room temp, or cold



Crunchy Chicken Pieces

This is a perfect recipe from Jamie Oliver to use in your convection oven.  

Jamie’s Crunchy Chicken Pieces

an image of Countertop%20Convection%20Ovens Countertop-Convection-Ovens_1398554527457.jpgIt’s easy to make, tastes great and can be adjusted to suit what you have in your fridge.  Don’t have mint and yoghurt, use eggs and marinate them in lemon and garlic.  Don’t have bread, use panko bread crumbs or store bought crackers.

Crunchy chicken pieces with a herby yoghurt dip | Jamie Oliver | Food | Jamie Oliver (UK)


“JamieOliver.com delicious tender breaded chicken pieces.” http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/crunchy-chicken-pieces-with-a-herby-yoghurt-dip

Once you have the idea of how easy it is to make these, you can use any variations you have.

Mine are made by marinating for 1 hour in buttermilk, lime zest and garlic.  I didn’t have bread or breadcrumbs (my son ate the bread) so I used crackers to make the breadcrumbs and added in more lime zest, salt and pepper.  I crushed them in a food processor until they were fine.

Cook the chicken pieces for 15 minutes at 360 F / 180 C spraying them with Olive Oil and turning them at the 10 minute mark.  So I set my timer for 10 minutes and checked them.

I think you have to agree it looks pretty good and we really enjoyed them.  My son enjoyed his with Sweet Chili Sauce whilst I had mine with lime and a salad.  

Let me know what you think about making this type of recipe in your convection oven.

Tania Shipman


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