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Chicken Roasted with Spiced Yogurt

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

It was kind of a revelation when I discovered the magical marinating powers of yogurt. When it comes to quick dinners, it's good for your arsenal—yogurt-based dishes tend to work their magic especially quickly, rendering meat flavorful and succulent and infusing it with the accompanying flavors and spices.

Most dishes like it I've tried have been Indian curries, but this recipe, from Eating the Greek Way, relies on an intriguing blend of garlic, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne. The cinnamon is the surprising element, and it works. The result is some highly flavorful, crisp-skinned chicken.

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