Recipes and Cooking Spicy Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on December 16, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Grill Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 pound chicken wings and/or small chicken drumsticks Fresh Mint (optional) 1 recipe Grilled Peppers (optional) 1 recipe Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Grilled Peppers Miniature or small sweet peppers Olive oil Cucumber Yogurt Sauce 2 6 ounce carton plain yogurt 1 large cucumber, shredded and well-drained 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoon fresh basil or mint, if desired Curry powder, if desired Directions Combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, curry, salt, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne in a bowl; let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 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. 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). Cool chicken slightly. Transfer to storage containers; cover and chill overnight. 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*. Transfer chicken to platter; top with mint. Serve with Grilled Peppers and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. Grilled Peppers 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. Cucumber Yogurt Sauce 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. * Do not turn too soon or chicken may stick to grill. If chicken does stick, loosen with a metal spatula before turning. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 343 Calories 21g Fat 10g Carbs 28g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 343 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 100mg 33% Sodium 589mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Total Sugars 7g Protein 28g Vitamin C 4.1mg 21% Calcium 191.8mg 15% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 504mg 11% Folate, total 20.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.