Friday, 3 March 2017

Roasted Yogurt Chicken


Did I hear someone say "bleagh!!!"? I know that some of you do not like yogurt. Admittedly, I am also not partial to yogurt. I mean plain yogurt. It is sour and the smell is not pleasant.


But I do take flavored yogurts and I love them but I have since stopped consuming so often because they contain a lot of sugar.

Yogurt is used in cooking to lend some tartness and creaminess to some curries. It is also great for baking. I have used yogurt in place of sour cream and buttermilk and it works just fine.

But not in all recipes because there are dishes and bakes where you simply cannot swap sour cream/buttermilk with yogurt.



The first time I roasted a chicken using yogurt, I wrinkled my nose as I prepared the marinade. And then I wrinkled my nose some more while it was roasting in the oven.  But when it was done, I took a deep breath instead because it smelled so good.

Same thing happened this time. But I knew that everything would be alright once the chicken was done roasting.



Roasted Yogurt Chicken
Recipe source : Adapted from Azie Kitchen

Ingredients :
- 2 chicken whole legs
- 1 tsp fennel powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 4 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil

Pounded :
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 lemongrass
- 3 thin slices ginger

Method :
1. Mix all the ingredients (except chicken legs) together to form a paste.
2. Rub the paste all over the chicken legs to coat and marinate for about 3-4 hours.
3. Place chicken legs on a wire rack placed on a lined baking pan.
4. Roast at 180C for 40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.


30 comments:

  1. I think my girl would love most, if not all of your cooking. You use a lot of the ingredients she loves. She loves yogurt!

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  2. Hi Phong Hong, I love using yoghurt to cook curries, roast chicken etc to replace cream. I am not particular about how it smell because as you say, the end result is good. This chicken sure good with all the aromatics and spices. Oh, long time I didn't roast chicken for dinner due to traffic jams. Will explain next time.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! I also love yogurt in curries but not in salads hah..hah..

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  3. I love any yoghurt and didn't know the plain ones have bad smell. Got meh???

    I tried curries with yoghurt which tasted good but there is a drop in fragrance without coconut milk. Now this roasted chicken recipe is New to me!

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    1. Not bad smell, sour smell hee..hee...

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  4. after cooking has completed, cannot smell the yogurt in the end result, right? my spouse does not eat yogurt but he once said that a curry chicken dish is very tasty and ate a lot of it. i told him the curry chicken dish has yogurt in it but he does not believe me because he cannot taste the yogurt in the curry, hahahaha, so funny.

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    1. LOL! Yogurt is also used in cakes and muffins and we don't even know it is there.

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  5. haha, the only kind of yoghurt I like is actually sour:) today I am marinading chicken breast in yoghurt for home grill:)

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  6. If I am your neighbour, I do not have to think of what to eat everything, PH cook what, I take order from PH, hehe...

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  7. Tau Pau. I have not cooked this for ages.

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  8. Wahhh..so much ingredients, the roasted yogurt or no yogurt must be very yummylicious!! I LIKE!!

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    1. It was good and I know you sure like LOL!

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  9. I like how you plated your roast chicken with fresh rosemary sprigs and black peppercorns...nice! ;)

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  10. Hi PH dapat yg ni ratah ajerlah jawabnya...ada rosemery segar plak tu lagi membangkitkan aroma tu..saya biasa gun yg kering jer..yg fresh ssh nk jumpa

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    1. Hi Lina. PH ada rosemary kat garden. So, senang bila nak guna.

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  11. Tadi i baru beli ayam potong 4 PH....so resepi tomorrow and tomorrow dah tentulah ayam oven ke ayam Pemanggang Ajaib. Mana tau boleh turun 5 kilo minggu ni hihi...

    Yogurt i mmg jarang beli... Sos bbq yg dah beli tu pun belum guna lagi hihi

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    1. Aiyo, Hainom LOL! Sos BBQ tu agaknya tidur lama kat dapur Hainom :D

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  12. I switched to plain yogurt since I knew flavoured yogurts contain high sugar :P

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    1. That's good. Me I don't like the plain one, so I stopped taking.

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  13. Blom penah try guna yogurt masak ayam. Boleh cuba gak ni

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  14. Your roasted chicken looks so delicious. I used to eat plain home made yogurt but have since stopped. Maybe I should start again.

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    1. I used to make my own too for making smoothies. But my yogurt factory sudah tutup LOL!

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