Mediterranean Chicken Drummettes


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As we are entering the heart of fall and as schools have already started a month ago, so did colds and viruses. My son had two consecutive bad colds, the last of which left him with a bronchitis that has to be treated with antibiotics. Seems that the whole universe has conspired, so as for me not to be able to blog on a regular basis. Oh, whatever, who am I to go against it? I guess I should take things the way they come each day.


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So, just to make my ill family-at least one member-happy, I made those drummettes which I found on a blog called Janet is Hungry. I have the recipe many years now and I always wanted to try them. The original one was named Turkish Chicken Thighs. I have no idea why she called them Turkish, maybe because they contain yogurt and mint. I thought to call them Mediterranean since all the ingredients used, can be found in any country around the eastern Mediterranean Sea and I used drummettes instead of thighs. The drummettes were super delicious and very juicy after staying in yogurt overnight. So, if you feel like trying them you won’t be disappointed.

Mediterranean Chicken Drummettes

Ingredients
10 skin on, bone-in chicken drummettes
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup low fat Greek yogurt
1 cup buttermilk
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp dried spearmint
1 tsp salt


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Instructions

Mix everything in a bowl. Put the drummettes in the yogurt mixture, cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours.
I left them in the fridge for 24 hours.
Next day discard the marinade and place the drummettes on a rack.
Put it under the broiler at 225° C and broil until they are thoroughly done about 15 to 20 minutes.
You can bbq them, I believe it will be even better.
Serve them over pitas or rice or French fries.
Totally delicious and addictive!


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Mediterranean Chicken Drummettes
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Mediterranean
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 10 skin on, bone-in chicken drummettes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp dried spearmint
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Mix everything in a bowl. Put the drummettes in the yogurt mixture, cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours. I left them in the fridge for 24 hours.
  2. Next day discard the marinade and place the drummettes on a rack. Put it under the broiler at 225° C and broil until they are thoroughly done about 15 to 20 minutes. You can bbq them, I believe it will be even better. Serve them over pitas or rice or French fries. Totally delicious and addictive!
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe from Janet is Hungry

40 Responses to Mediterranean Chicken Drummettes

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  1. divya says:

    yummy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely inviting !!

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  3. Candace says:

    I hope your son gets well soon, Katerina, and that you all stay healthy going forward. The chicken looks perfect….perfectly delicious!

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  5. Katerina says:

    Thank you all for your kind words

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  7. Swati Sapna says:

    There is a bad bug going around here in our city too! I caught a cold which has been refusing to go :( Blame it on the changing weather… hope ur son is feeling better. And as usual, the food you cook up, rocks!! :)

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  9. comfortablydomestic.com says:

    I am sorry to hear that your son is sick. I hope that he feels better soon, and your mother, as well. Take care, Katerina!

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  11. Reeni says:

    The chicken sounds moist and delicious Katerina! Yogurt is a great marinade for chicken. Welcome back! I missed you and hope you're son gets better soon!xoxo

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  13. Raina says:

    These sound delicious, wonderful flavors. I hope your son is feeling better. We have all been sick here too. My kids love chicken drummettes and I know they would love these:)

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  15. Corina says:

    These look delicious – and I'm so glad you are back blogging again. You've been really missed.

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  17. marifra79 says:

    Gran bella ricetta, farebbe la felicità di casa… un abbraccio

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  19. Lunch-Lady says:

    Katerina, we are on the same page. I just added a post about my attempts to give my family an apple a day to keep all the nasty junk my girls bring home from school. You know how when you walk into some store there is that large puff of air from the doors? I am seriously thinking of installing one in my front door that blows antibacterial sanitizer on anyone who comes through my front door!

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  21. Beth says:

    I'm so sorry about your son. Hope he's feeing better soon. It does seem like you've been struggling this year, but I'm hoping things turn around for you soon.

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  23. Pam says:

    This definitely sounds different and really delicious. I don't believe I've ever cooked with spearmint (love it) and must give it a try. I bet it all disappeared quickly!

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  25. Faith says:

    I hope your son is feeling better, Katerina! The drummettes look really delicious, yogurt is a fantastic marinade!

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  27. Joanne says:

    Mediterranean…turkish…who cares what they're called so long as they taste good! These look quite fabulous.

    I hope everyone stays healthy where you are!

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  29. Ambreen says:

    Glad to see you back! The chicken looks great, lovely flavors.

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  31. Tiffanee says:

    That chicken sounds delicious! I so wanted to eat that meal right off your blog. Great presentation!! YUM!

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  33. Trisha says:

    Katerina, its so nice to have u back. This looks like a lovely meal!

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  35. sally says:

    Looks like a great meal and that salad looks especially good to me! I hope your son is feeling better! Take care!

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  37. Linda www.mykindofcooking.com says:

    I just signed up to follow your blog and I can't wait to try this recipe!

    Linda
    http://www.mykindofcooking.com

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  39. Juliana says:

    Katerina…nice to see you back :-)
    I love to marinate chicken with Greek yogurt and will definitely try your recipe.
    Sorry to hear that your son got sick…it is nasty the change of weather…as a matter of fact I am having a flu shot today…
    Hope you are having a great week and hope your son feels better and very happy to see back in the blog community.

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  41. Rita says:

    Hi Katerina, Thank you for stopping by; I thought you had decided to quit. You have had quite a bit happening!
    Love to come and learn new Greek recipes here.
    Rita

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  43. Karishma says:

    hope your son is better now, katerina…even here, the situation is the same with fevers and colds…but with a dish that looks and undoubtedly tastes delicious, illnesses like this sure will be bearable :-)..in india too, we marinate and grill chicken using a very similar recipe and its nice to know some things are universally loved!
    Much love to you and your family…take care dear!

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  45. retriever says:

    Nice blog recipes,greeting from Belgium

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  47. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says:

    Looks so good, especially with the salad and the pita. Pretty presentation, making me hungry. Hope your son feels better.

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  49. Zoe says:

    I like the idea of using Greek yogurt to marinate the chicken. This looks very delicious.

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  51. divya says:

    look so yummy, just perfect.

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  53. Angie's Recipes says:

    I adore the chicken prepared this way too. Looks fabulous.
    Hope your son feels better!
    Angie

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  55. Kristen says:

    You're back! I am so excited to hear from you again. I had to read all of your latest posts just to catch up. Those back to school illnesses are awful. My littlest is in kindergarten this year and she had a virus within two weeks of school starting. I hope your son is feeling better soon. The chicken sounds delicious. We eat a lot of chicken, so I am always looking for ways to make it

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  57. Prats Corner says:

    A nice, comforting, homestyle preparation Katerina :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  59. laurie says:

    I must try these, my family will love them!

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  61. Marί says:

    Περαστικά στο παιδάκι σου Κατερίνα.
    Το κοτοπουλάκι πρέπει να γίνεται πολύ νόστιμο έτσι.
    Πολλά φιλιά

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  63. mia xara says:

    Verrrry nice recipe,Katerina!I was ready for bed and now I'm hungry again!!Need to try these ASAP..I'm sorry to hear about your son being "under the weather",hope he heals fast and hope you'll be back before long..We miss you..XO

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  65. Candace says:

    Those drumsticks look fantastic, Katerina! Hope your son gets better soon. Take care, my friend!

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  67. Arudhi says:

    Oh…poor boy…I hope you son gets better soon. Or has him?
    Thank you for the recipe, Katerina. I`ve never tried any Mediterranean recipes before, and this one sounds fantastic for a starter.

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  69. Tante Kiki says:

    Τέλειο το κοτόπουλό σου Κατερίνα μου!! Περαστικά στον γιό σου, κι η ανιψιά μου αρρώστησε πριν μερικές ημέρες και τώρα είναι με βήχα!!!
    Φιλιά και υπομονή!!!

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  71. Tante Kiki says:

    Τέλειο το κοτόπουλό σου Κατερίνα μου!! Περαστικά στον γιό σου, κι η ανιψιά μου αρρώστησε πριν μερικές ημέρες και τώρα είναι με βήχα!!!
    Φιλιά και υπομονή!!!

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  73. Foodness Gracious says:

    Hello, the chicken looks great and I love to add yogurt to anything. I know of many people who have been sick lately, not fun.
    Check out my bake sale if you can
    Take care

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  75. Pierce says:

    I bet the yogurt makes the chciken extra moist. That's a nice photo the way you have the chickne and salad and all on the plate. Very pretty.

    Hope your son is feeling better :-)

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  77. Tasha says:

    Katerina, I'm sorry to hear your son has been ill. I hope he is doing better soon. This recipe would appeal to my husband and son very much.

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  79. eleftheria says:

    Great recipe.I like a lot the combination of joghurt and chicken.You have made, not only one of you family member happy, but us all as well

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