Photo: Levi Brown
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
50 Mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick)

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.

The compounds capsaicin and capsiate that give chili peppers their heat actually propel the body to scorch 50 to 100 calories.

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 400°F, with a rack centered. Coat a medium roasting pan with the cooking spray; set aside.

Step 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).

Step 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.

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