• 4 Ratings

Dunk this spicy chicken recipe in cucumber-yogurt sauce to tame the heat of the curry-, cayenne-, and paprika-infused sauce for chicken. The tzatziki recipe is ideal to pair with a side of sliced veggies or pita chips, too.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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

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To Reheat:
  • 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*.

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  • Transfer chicken to platter; top with mint. Serve with Grilled Peppers and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.

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Do not turn too soon or chicken may stick to grill. If chicken does stick, loosen with a metal spatula before turning.

Nutrition Facts (Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)

343 calories; 21 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 589 mg sodium. 504 mg potassium; 10 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 28 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 437 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 8 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 192 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Grilled Peppers

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  • 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.

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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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  • 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.

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0