Monday, September 12, 2011

Tzatziki Chicken by Moon Sirens

Moon Sirens
Our friend Moon Sirens, artist extraordinaire and Facebook Friend posted a picture of this dish on her wall last week.   It looked so good, we had to have the recipe, and Moon was good enough to share.   To view her other impressive creations--the non-edible variety--check out Moon's website, facebook page and etsy store.   To make her Tzatziki chicken which she reported to be flavorful and moist, and enjoyed by her entire family, read on.  Ever on the hunt for simple, healthy, crowd-pleasing dishes, we were delighted to receive this one.  Thanks, Moon!

Venetia's Broiled Tzatziki Chicken
12 skinless chicken drumsticks
1 cup Tzatziki sauce (recipe below)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
PAM or olive oil spray

Tzatziki sauce (for best result let sit overnight)
1 32 ounce container plain greek yogurt (or non-fat),  strained
1/2 cucumber grated
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (optional)
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

In a bowl add all the ingredients and mix until everything is blended.
Taste for the salt and pepper.  Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour
to let the flavors set. Best if left in refrigerator overnight.

Broiled chicken
Spray your pan with olive oil. Remove the skin from your drumsticks
and place in the pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
Using a spoon to place enough tzatziki to cover the meat and top with parmesan cheese.
Broil on high for 15 min then rotate the chicken putting more tzatziki and parmensan
each time. Continue to rotate the chicken every 10 min until juices run clear (approximately 45 min total).

Although Moon did not mention it, we are positive that these drumsticks would be delicious left over.  With school starting back up and lunchbox contents becoming a daily dilemma, we offer this chicken up as a healthy, yummy alternative to sandwiches.  We'll plan to double this version so as to have extras for tomorrow's lunch.  Enjoy!


Moon Sirens said...

Thank you Keri!
and yes they were delicious as left overs. I also took some of the left overs, removed the meat from the bone, threw it in some broiled peppers I had with some olive oil... and Yummm I had a bonus Dish :D
Venetia aka Moon Sirens

Stardust Luna said...

Thanks for posting Keri! My sister (Venetia aka MoonSirens) is an amazing cook and i have to say that this tzatziki chicken was amazing! I loved it and can't wait to have it again! Smiles, StardustLuna aka Anthee

Philly Food Lovers said...

Thanks, Ladies! Always glad to add an easy, healthy, crowd pleasing dish to our arsenal!