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Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Makes: 8 to 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Stand 15 mins Chill 6 hrs to 24 hrs  plus overnight Bake 400°F 25 mins to 35 mins Grill 10 mins to 15 mins
Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  plain yogurt
  • 2  tablespoons  grated fresh ginger
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 2  teaspoons  curry powder
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon  paprika
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 4  pounds  chicken wings and/or small chicken drumsticks
  •  Fresh Mint (optional)
  • 1  recipe Grilled Peppers (optional)
  • 1  recipe Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
Directions

1. Combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, curry, salt, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne in a bowl; let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, if using chicken wings cut each wing into two portions at the first joint. Place wings and/or drumsticks into a 2-gallon resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish; pour on yogurt mixture. Seal and chill 6 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking pans with foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange chicken in prepared pans (if using both drumsticks and wings, place them on separate pans. Bake small drumsticks for 35 minutes; bake chicken wings 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (180 degrees F).

4. Cool chicken slightly. Transfer to storage containers; cover and chill overnight.

To Reheat::

5. For a charcoal or gas grill place on a well-greased grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through, turning once after 5 minutes*. For a grill pan. Do chicken in batches. Grill directly on a greased grill pan for 10 to 15 minutes until heated through, turning once*.

6. Transfer chicken to platter; top with mint. Serve with Grilled Peppers and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. Makes 8 to 12 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Do not turn too soon or chicken may stick to grill. If chicken does stick, loosen with a metal spatula before turning.
Grilled Peppers
Ingredients
  •  Miniature or small sweet peppers
  •  Olive oil
Directions

1. Halve and seed sweet peppers; brush lightly with olive oil. Grill directly over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly charred, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 343,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 100,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 28,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 589,
  • Potassium (mg) 504,
  • calcium (mg) 192,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
Makes: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 6  ounce carton  plain yogurt
  • 1  large cucumber, shredded and well-drained
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh basil or mint, if desired
  •  Curry powder, if desired
Directions

1. In a medium bowl combine plain yogurt, cucumber, garlic, salt, ground cumin, fresh basil or mint; if desired mix well. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle lightly with curry powder, if desired, before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 343,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 100,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 28,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 589,
  • Potassium (mg) 504,
  • calcium (mg) 192,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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