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Plain yogurt is a magical ingredient in a marinade. It tenderizes chicken while keeping it moist and succulent. Add a little sweetener, something tart and warm spices--and you have a dynamite dish.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996


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1 hr 10 mins


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  • Place hot water in a small bowl and crumble saffron threads over it. Steep for 5 minutes. Combine yogurt, onion, garlic, harissa (or hot sauce or cayenne), lemon juice, honey, oil, salt, cumin and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Stir in the saffron water. Add drumsticks and coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set an oiled rack on top. Place the drumsticks on the rack and bake until the chicken is golden brown on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 49.3g; carbohydrates 12.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 9.6g; fat 14.7g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 252.8mg; vitamin a iu 46.4IU; vitamin c 6.1mg; folate 18.5mcg; calcium 97.1mg; iron 2.5mg; magnesium 52.9mg; potassium 638.3mg; sodium 655mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 4g.

3 lean meat, 1/2 fat