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Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

 
Prep time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Ready in 1 hour, 55 minutes
Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 3 oz each), skin removed
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey or organic sugar
 

Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
 

Directions

1. To make the marinade: In a small bowl, whisk the Greek yogurt, olive oil, lime juice and garlic together.
2. In a large bowl, season the chicken with the cumin, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and sugar; use your hands to coat chicken. Pour the yogurt mixture over the top of the seasoned chicken and use a spoon to stir.
3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Once ready to bake preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place an oven-safe rack on a large baking sheet and grease with nonstick cooking spray so that the chicken doesn’t stick to the pan. Place the drumsticks on the pan with the thicker part of the drumstick to the outside.
5. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.

Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce
1. Add ingredients for the dipping sauce to a high powered blender or food processor and blend until well combined.
2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. You can drizzle over the top of the chicken or just dip your chicken in the sauce. I like adding a little hot sauce too!
 
Recipe by Monique Volz of