Unlike acidic marinades like lemon and vinegar that can toughen meat, yogurt marinade tenderizes meat slowly and leaves it with a delightful browned coating once cooked. I recommend marinating for 12 hours + if possible, so try to prep your meat a day ahead.
What you will need
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
5 cloves Garlic
2 Tbsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
3 Lbs Chicken Drumsticks(Nutritional facts 141 calories, 6.6 g fat, 1.05 g carbohydrates, 19.56 g protein, 112 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium)
How to cook
Gather and portion ingredients.
Add the yogurt and olive oil to a mixing bowl.
Add the dried oregano, salt and pepper to the bowl.
Zest one lemon into the marinade.
Grate or finely chop the garlic cloves and add to the bowl as well.
Add the juice of the whole lemon.
Mix together until smooth. A whisk or immersion blender works well here!
Pour the marinade over the chicken drumsticks and mix to fully coat the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for ideally longer than 12 hours. If you have less time then a few hours will be ok.
Set oven to 350°F
Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the drumsticks. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the center of the drumsticks reaches 170 °F. Serve and enjoy!