Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oven Baked Crispy Yoghurt Chicken (Ree Drummond)

Fried chicken? I love it. My family does. Who doesn't?
How if it's oven baked instead of deep fried? Ho ho... it's a surely must try for me! :)
And how true! It's so delicious and fragrant too!

By the way, my apology for the no good quality pics, I had no choice but taking pics at night as I cooked this dish for dinner...


Ian voluntarily held up a piece for me to take a quick snap :)

Recipe is from HERE

What you need:

2 cups (140g each) low fat plain yoghurt
3 cloves of garlic, minced finely
fresh parsley, to taste (I used a tsp of dried parsley)
juice of a lemon
chicken legs (I used chicken wings (the part looks like mini thigh, oh gosh.. I forgot the name!) and chicken breast)
salt, to taste
2 cups panko bread crumbs
butter (1 pat for each chicken part)

  1. Pour yogurt into a mixing bowl. Peel and mince garlic, add garlic to the yogurt. Chop up a small amount of fresh parsley and add it to the yogurt. Add lemon juice. Mix together to combine
  2. Rinse chicken and pat it dry. Sprinkle with salt
  3. In another bowl, place the bread crumbs. Sprinkle with salt and stir lightly
  4. Butter a baking dish. With a pair of tongs, place the chicken, one piece at a time into the yogurt mixture. Turn it over thoroughly to coat. Then roll the chicken in the panko bread crumbs. Cover each piece thoroughly with bread crumbs and place in the baking dish
  5. Place a slice of butter over the large part of each chicken piece. Cover with foil and bake in a 180ºC oven for 1 to 1 ¼ hours, removing the foil for the last 15 mins of cooking. When the chicken is nice and golden, remove from the oven (mine didn't turn golden even after 20 mins without foil. I then broiled them for about 7 mins)

This post is also linked to Cook like a Star, organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake

UPDATE 30 March 2016
Baked this again with boneless skinless chicken breast and knowing that it's the most plain (read: bland and tasteless) part of the chicken, it's surprisingly still turned out delicious. Crispy and tasty. Nice :)



  1. I'd love to have this for dinner too....

  2. Hi Alice, great that u made this too. We love this very much! And best of all, I dont have to do any deep frying. :)

  3. I saw Yen make these and now you are making it... so mouth watering!

  4. Hi Alice,

    Are you referring to drumettes? Drumsticks? Or lovely legs??? - LOL! Lovely legs are the chicken legs without the skins :D




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