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cold weather comfort food:yogurt marinated chicken

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a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Seen a lot of recipes of chicken marinated in yogurt, so I thought I would give it a try. Okay, don’t freak out about the yogurt… the way I’m doing this you will never know that it was baked that way. You’ll just be left with juicy, flavor-infused chicken that will warm you up on a crisp Autumn day. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 4 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cold weather comfort food:yogurt marinated chicken

  • 3 lb
    chicken parts (i like to cut up a whole fryer)
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    ground paprika
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 c
    yogurt (more on this later)
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make cold weather comfort food:yogurt marinated chicken

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    Gather your ingredients.
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    In a small non-reactive bowl add all the marinade ingredients.
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    Whisk together.
  • 5
    Take the chicken parts, and sprinkle with some salt, and pepper.
  • 6
    Add the chicken parts to a large non-reactive bowl, and then add the marinade.
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    Chef’s Note: I tried several different yogurts for this recipe. I started with Greek yogurt, but it imparted too much alternate flavor to the chicken. What I finally liked was whole milk yogurt. It’s similar to a buttermilk marinade but with additional notes of flavor.
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    Thoroughly combine the marinade with the chicken.
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    Cover the bowl, and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 4 (up to 8) hours.
  • 10
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 360 (182c).
  • 11
    Place a piece of parchment paper in a baking sheet.
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    Chef’s Note: If you have a cooling rack that will work, place that on the parchment paper. That way the chicken will have a chance to cook on all sides evenly.
  • 13
    Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, shake off any excess marinade and place on the baking sheet.
  • 14
    Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until the juices in the chicken run clear.
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    Chef’s Tip: The best way to know if your chicken is finished cooking, use an instant read thermometer, the internal temp should be 165f (75c).
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    Add the chicken to a dish, and add your favorite side. In this photo, I’m using smashed red potatoes. Enjoy
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.