Let’s give it up for easy recipes! Lately, I’ve been reviewing some of our family favorites when it comes to dinner, and my goal is to share as many of them as possible here. Yogurt Chicken is one of those favorite recipes that just happens to be beyond easy. The ingredients are simple, and it uses chicken legs, one of the most inexpensive proteins at the grocery store. An inexpensive chicken dinner? Now that’s what’s up.
Yogurt Chicken uses olive oil, garlic salt, dried thyme, ground black pepper for a bit of spice, and of course, yogurt.
Everything gets mixed together, and poured over the chicken pieces. After 35 minutes in the oven, you have one of the most delicious dinners ever. The enzymes in the yogurt make the meat so juicy. It pretty much melts in your mouth.
Yogurt Chicken can also be a make-ahead meal. Make the yogurt mixture, pour over the chicken, then cover the chicken with plastic wrap and place in your fridge. You can make ahead up to 24 hours.
6 to 8 chicken drumsticks
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place chicken pieces in a 9×13 casserole dish, that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, oil, garlic salt, and pepper (optional). Evenly pour mixture over chicken pieces. Use a basting brush to get an even coat, if desired.
Place dish in the oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Let chicken sit at least 5 minutes before serving.