Smoked chicken marinated in yogurt

Total Time: 5 hours Servings: 4



1 kg ZITA strained yoghurt

½ cup lemon juice

1 tbs ginger, grated

4 tbs garlic, minced

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tbs sweet smoked paprika

1 tbs salt

1 tbs pepper

½ cup olive oil


8 chicken drumsticks

1-2 small pieces of charcoal

2-3 olive drops


In a large bowl place all marinade ingredients and mix until smooth. Combine yogurt mixture with the chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Bake in a preheated oven 180oC for 25 minutes. Turn the chicken and brush with the rest of the marinate mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes more. Place cooked chicken drumsticks in a large bowl with cover.

Place a piece of charcoal on fire and burn it till turns white.

Place hot charcoal in a small glass bowl in the middle of the bowl with the chicken drumsticks, sprinkle with 2-3 drops of olive oil and cover.

Let the chicken drumsticks to smoked for 10 minutes or until they are is no smoke.