Roast Chicken with Yogurt-Chili Rub

Roast Chicken with Yogurt-Chili Rub
Photo: Levi Brown
This delicious roast chicken recipe needs to be at the top of your meal planner. The yogurt chili rub gives it a unique blend of mouth-watering flavor.
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick)


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Cooking spray
1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper
4 chicken thighs and 4 legs, skinless (about 1 3/4 pounds)
4 fresh jalapeños, halved and seeded
3/4 cup brewed coffee


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 50 Minutes

1. Heat oven to 400°F, with a rack centered. Coat a medium roasting pan with the cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper. Add chicken; toss to coat. Transfer chicken to the prepared pan. Roast 20-25 minutes. Rotate pan and shift chicken pieces. Scatter on halved chilies. Continue cooking until chicken is dark-golden and shiny (20-30 minutes).

3. Transfer chicken and chilies to serving platter. Place roasting pan over high heat. Add coffee and 1/2 cup water. Stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up the flavorful crispy bits. Let the liquid boil and reduce for about 5 minutes. Serve this spicy gravy with the chicken.

Created date

September 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 226
Fat 10.4 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 4.4 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 154 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 241 mg
Calcium 61 mg