Roasted Chicken Legs With Plum Chili Salsa

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“When we moved into our first house a few years ago, we were lucky enough to have the most fabulous italian plum trees. This was the first recipe I made that first summer with my plums. It is soooo good. I like dark meat chicken with the skin on (I am not ashamed!!!). But I'm sure you can make with white meat and save a few calories. It is easy and pretty quick, I hope you'll enjoy it!!”

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  1. For the marinade.
  2. In a food processor puree plums, garlic paste, sesame oil, soy sauce, orange juice, vinegar, sugar, jalapeño, gingerroot, mustard and black pepper to taste until mixture is smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. In a large saucepan bring the marinade to a boil, simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until reduced to about 2 cups. Let cool.
  4. Prick the chicken in several places with a fork. Arrange chicken in a large shallow dish in one layer. Pour the marinade over the chicken reserving 1/4 cup for topping the finished dish. Let the chicken marinate covered and chilled (turning it once) for at least one hour or preferably overnight.
  5. Transfer the chicken to an oiled rack set over a foil lined roasting pan.
  6. Spoon the marinade over the chicken and roast the chicken in the upper third of a preheated 450-degree oven for 30 –35 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. When chicken is finished cooking, arrange on a platter and top with the 1/4 cup of reserved marinade as well as garnishes: plum wedges, lime wedges and whole mint leaves.

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