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Julia Levy


Credit: Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Recipe Summary

15 mins
8 hrs 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine yogurt, garlic, cumin, paprika, ginger, lime zest, salt, coriander, and turmeric in a large ziplock plastic freezer bag; remove and reserve 1/4 cup of the yogurt mixture. Add chicken to remaining yogurt mixture in bag; seal bag and rub to coat. Chill for 8 to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF with top rack 6 inches from broiler. Place chicken on a greased wire rack fitted on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake on top rack until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 130ºF, 15 to 17 minutes. Turn broiler on.

  • Broil chicken until thermometer registers 165ºF, 6 to 7 minutes, basting with reserved yogurt mixture every 2 minutes. (There should be char after each basting interval.) Remove from oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut chicken into large chunks. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 91mg; fiber 2g; protein 28g; carbohydrates 6g; sodium 804mg; iron 1mg; calcium 104mg.