Pesto-Yogurt Roast Chicken

Two supermarket staples -- basil pesto and tangy Greek yogurt -- are the power couple behind this flavorful roast-chicken dish.

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  • Servings: 6

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Everyday Food, April 2011


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups Pesto-Yogurt Sauce
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds chicken drumsticks


  1. On a cutting board, sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt over garlic and roughly chop. Drag the blade at an angle across mixture until a paste forms. Transfer garlic paste to a large bowl and whisk in oil and Pesto-Yogurt Sauce; season with pepper. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to overnight).

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, then top with parchment paper. Arrange chicken in a single layer on sheet. Bake until skin is crisp and chicken is cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through.


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