The rumors are true! Pioneer Woman's Crispy Yogurt Chicken is awesome. Beyond awesome. Someone, please help me find a new adjective. My sixth graders so gently reminded me today that you have to vary the adjectives you use, and I overuse that one.
Anyway, about this chicken. I loved it. Mike loved it. It was simple, it was really delicious, and it photographs surprisingly well, which is always a bonus.
I used plain bread crumbs instead of panko because I had them on hand. I also skipped the butter on top (forgive me!) because it honestly seemed like overkill... and fortunately it was still plenty crispy without it. Served with roasted broccoli and cheesy grits (you know, because I left the butter off the chicken), this was a nice hearty dinner.
(adapted from Pioneer Woman)
about 8 drumsticks
2 cups plain yogurt
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
juice of one lemon
about 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Spray a glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
Mix together the yogurt, garlic, and parsley.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper liberally over the drumsticks.
Dip each drumstick in the yogurt, then breadcrumbs, coating well.
Place in the baking dish, cover with foil, and put in the oven.
After 45 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes, until nice and golden brown.