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Roast Chicken with Yogurt-Chili Rub

Photo: Levi Brown
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 50 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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