Roast Chicken with Yogurt-Chili Rub
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper
- 4 chicken thighs and 4 legs, skinless (about 1 3/4 pounds)
- 4 fresh jalapeños, halved and seeded
- 3/4 cup brewed coffee
1. Heat oven to 400°F, with a rack centered. Coat a medium roasting pan with the cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper. Add chicken; toss to coat. Transfer chicken to the prepared pan. Roast 20-25 minutes. Rotate pan and shift chicken pieces. Scatter on halved chilies. Continue cooking until chicken is dark-golden and shiny (20-30 minutes).
3. Transfer chicken and chilies to serving platter. Place roasting pan over high heat. Add coffee and 1/2 cup water. Stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up the flavorful crispy bits. Let the liquid boil and reduce for about 5 minutes. Serve this spicy gravy with the chicken.
- Prep Time:
- Cook Time: This delicious roast chicken recipe needs to be at the top of your meal planner. The yogurt chili rub gives it a unique blend of mouth-watering flavor.
- Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick)
|Calories per serving:||226|
|Fat per serving:||10.4g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||2.7g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||4.4g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||2g|
|Protein per serving:||29g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||3g|
|Fiber per serving:||1g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||154mg|
|Iron per serving:||1mg|
|Sodium per serving:||241mg|
|Calcium per serving:||61mg|
Good to Know
The compounds capsaicin and capsiate that give chili peppers their heat actually propel the body to scorch 50 to 100 calories.