By Kylie of Kidgredients
Chicken seems to be the one meat that always convinces my kids to eat. They love drumsticks (although they aren’t my absolute favourite). So after a recent conversation in which a friend suggested her kids don’t eat spices, I decided to push the limit with the spices in these yoghurt marinated chicken drumsticks to see if the kiddies would eat them.
And they did, and loved them – which they have to before I will share the recipe. Interestingly enough, Miss 4 even ate the skin (I’m not sure whether that is a good or bad thing) but she usually avoids it like the plague. The beauty about these is, they can marinate all day if needs be, get them ready during morning tea, lunch or whenever, they only need minimum one hour to marinate, but can marinate for up to 8 hours, it just makes them even tastier.
Don’t worry about the spices, they aren’t over powering, yet they are enough to make the chicken appeal to adults and kids. The mint gives a nice freshness and the yoghurt combined with the lemon garlic and paprika adds a nice tang. By all means if you like it spicy, add more paprika. The yoghurt does a good job of counteracting its powerfulness anyway.
There’s no need to stop at using this marinade with chicken drumsticks, it is just as awesome with chicken breast on skewers, but be sure to adjust the cooking time. This is such a foolproof recipe, you can whip up the marinade with the kiddies (make sure they do the garlic mincing, lemon zesting and lemon juicing).
10 chicken drumsticks
3 tbsps greek yoghurt
1 tsp paprika
2 cloves garlic minced
zest of 1 lemon
juice of one lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
Combine all marinade ingredients and pour over chicken.
Marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 8.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Pour chicken with marinade into a baking dish and bake at 180 degrees for 40 minutes.