Tuesday, September 27, 2011

yogurt-marinated chicken... 1 hour (plus marinating)

the goods:

3 to 4 large bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, patted dry
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 yellow onion, diced medium
1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, sliced
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Place chicken in a gallon-size ziploc bag. In a blender, blend yogurt, onion, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, and oil until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Pour marinade over chicken and shake to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place a wire rack in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Life chicken from marinade, letting excess drip off. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place, skin side down, on rack. Roast until chicken is charred in spots, 35 minutes, flipping once. 

 Reduce heat to 450 degrees and roast until chicken is cooked through, 10 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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