Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Legs

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

News flash: Roast chicken doesn't have to be boring. So instead of throwing the whole bird into the oven again, get creative. Try a different cut that's seasoned perfectly. Like our spicy yogurt marinated chicken legs recipe.

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 lemon, zested and juiced

1 tablespoon chile powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 tablespoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 whole chicken legs (legs and thighs together)


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease it with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil with the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper to combine.

3. Place the chicken legs on the prepared baking sheet and rub each piece generously with the yogurt mixture.

4. Roast until the chicken is evenly golden and cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.