Orange-Maple Yogurt Glazed Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (2 votes)
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Maple and yogurt make a wonderful sauce for chicken. The maple adds a nice sweetness, while the yogurt tenderizes the meat. This dish has an Asian flair with a touch of orange.

280
Calories
15g
Fat
25g
Protein
8
Servings

Ingredients

5 T canola oil (divided)
1 small red onion (diced)
1 orange (juice and zest only)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 c maple syrup
1 T low sodium soy sauce
1 t coarsely ground pepper
1 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt
8 chicken thighs (bone-in)
8 chicken drumsticks
2 green onions (thinly sliced for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
280
Calories from Fat: 
130
Total Fat: 
15g
Saturated Fat: 
2g
Cholesterol: 
100mg
Sodium: 
180mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
11g
Sugars: 
9g
Protein: 
25g
Vitamin A: 
4%
Vitamin C: 
10%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
85%

Preparation:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in medium saucepan over high heat. Add red onion, cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high and add orange juice, zest and thyme and cook until fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Then remove from heat.

Step 3

Strain mixture into a bowl and whisk in syrup, soy sauce, and pepper. Let cool to room temperature, then fold in yogurt. (This mixture can be made 2 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator.)

Step 4

Brush chicken with remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in roasting pan and cook for about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

Step 5

Remove chicken from oven. Brush with yogurt mixture and drizzle any remaining yogurt mixture over the chicken. Reduce oven temperature to 350°and continue to cook for another 15 minutes. Serve with Warm Squash Salad with Maple Yogurt Dressing.

Ingredients

5 T canola oil (divided)
1 small red onion (diced)
1 orange (juice and zest only)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 c maple syrup
1 T low sodium soy sauce
1 t coarsely ground pepper
1 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt
8 chicken thighs (bone-in)
8 chicken drumsticks
2 green onions (thinly sliced for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
280
Calories from Fat: 
130
Total Fat: 
15g
Saturated Fat: 
2g
Cholesterol: 
100mg
Sodium: 
180mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
11g
Sugars: 
9g
Protein: 
25g
Vitamin A: 
4%
Vitamin C: 
10%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
85%

Comments and Reviews

Comments

Recipe Review Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
I made this with chicken breasts instead. I grilled the chicken in grape seed oil with salt & pepper, then placed the chicken in a baking dish and poured the sauce on top to cook it in the oven for about 10 minutes. The flavor of the sauce was well liked by my whole family, including an 11 year old and a 2 year old!