Oven-fried chilli chicken

Lightly spiced, crisp chicken pieces baked in the oven, rather than fried, to reduce those pesky calories.

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For the marinade

  • large knob fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2-4 green chillies, cut in half with the stalk, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil

For the chicken

  • 800g/1lb 12oz chicken pieces, skinned and pricked all over with a fork
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 4 slices white bread, processed to crumbs in a food processor
  • 1-2 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1 lemon, to serve