1. Combine crushed ginger, fresh lemon juice, red chili powder, salt pepper, thyme, and olive oil in jar with tight fitting lid. Shake well.
2. Let sauce mixture stand at room temperature 1 hour. Shake occasionally to blend flavors.
3. Preheat oven to 400 F.
4. Arrange chicken legs in shallow baking dish in a single layer.
5. Pour sauce over chicken.
6. Bake 1 hour.
7. Turn legs. Reduce heat to 350. Bake additional 25 minutes.
8. Serve immediately.
For larger parties the ginger chicken, triple the recipe and add 6 thighs and 6 boneless the chicken, skinless chicken breasts to the recipes.
When deep-frying, use a thermometer to ensure proper cooking temperature. If you aren't equipped with a thermometer insert a chopstick or other cooking utensil into the oil. If the oil sizzles around it, begin cooking.