Show Subscription Form




Picnic Chicken with Yogurt Dip Recipe
Picnic Chicken with Yogurt Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Picnic Chicken with Yogurt Dip Recipe

Read Reviews (48)
4.5 48
Publisher Photo
I made this well-seasoned chicken one evening for dinner and served it hot from the oven. While raiding the fridge the next day, I discovered how delicious it was cold and created the yogurt dip to go with it. —Ami Okasinski, Memphis, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried marjoram, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 12 bone-in chicken thighs
  • CREAMY LEEK DIP:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 envelope leek soup mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and water. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Divide butter between two 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes.
  2. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then coat with crumb mixture. Place in prepared pans. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, turning once. Cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until chilled.
  3. For dip, in a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, combine the yogurt, soup mix and cheese; fold in whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with cold chicken. Yield: 24 servings (4 cups dip).
Originally published as Picnic Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p37

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Picnic Chicken with Yogurt Dip(48)

AVERAGE RATING
   (48)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (32)
4 Star
 (11)
3 Star
 (2)
2 Star
 (3)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

Didn't have marjoram so we just used poultry seasoning for the 1/2 teaspoons as it includes thyme, rosemary and marjoram plus a little extra. I usually bake with skinless bone-in chicken thighs so I was excited not to waste time at the cutting board..but I hated the skin being on. The crunch factor felt pointless with a gooey skin layer underneath. And wow were these things drowning in butter. I couldn't bring myself to eat the leftovers. For that much fat, the recipe better be delicious but the flavor to me was nothing special. My husband much prefers the seasoning on these: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/key-lime-chicken-thighs (I skip the rosemary).

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

Do I use plain or Italian Bread crumbs?

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

Finally a crispy baked chicken recipe and tasty too! Removed the skin and baked for 45 minutes. None left to serve cold! Didn't make the dip and didn't miss it. Great for Sunday dinner too..

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

This recipe was WONDERFUL! Almost like Ky. Fried chicken. I used Panko bread crumbs and added some extra spices like cayenne pepper, parmesan cheese, and a little cumin. Mmmm. Delicious! I melted the butter in the pan and put the chicken in it and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours before baking and it turned out perfectly. I lowered the baking time to 45 minutes and the chicken was juicy and moist and the flavor was great!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

It was very good, i did make a few changes thou, I removed the skin and instead of dipping it in eggs and the water mixture I used mayonaise to coat the chicken then i rolled in in the crumb mixture. Instead of the dip that it calls for I used Ranch Dressing, and yes it was much better cold!

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT