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Spicy Chicken Drumsticks With Tzatziki

Spicy Chicken Drumsticks With Tzatziki

Indulge in a culinary journey that combines tantalizing flavors with nutritional excellence through our Spicy Chicken Drumsticks With Tzatziki recipe. This dish not only excites your taste buds but also nourishes your body in numerous ways.

Protein Powerhouse:

At the heart of this recipe lies lean chicken drumsticks, a superb source of high-quality protein. Protein is essential for muscle maintenance, repair, and overall body strength. Whether you’re looking to boost your workout performance or just want a satisfying, protein-rich meal, these drumsticks deliver.

Spice Up Your Metabolism:

The fiery spices in this dish, including the smoky chipotle marinade, bring more than just heat to the table. They are metabolism boosters that can help rev up your calorie-burning engine. Additionally, these spices add a bold and enticing flavor to your meal.

Tzatziki – Cool and Creamy Goodness:

Tzatziki, the classic Mediterranean yogurt and cucumber sauce, adds a refreshing element to the dish. This creamy condiment not only enhances the flavor but also contributes some extra protein and beneficial probiotics, which support gut health and digestion.

Garlic Magic:

The garlic cloves incorporated in this recipe are not just for flavor but also bring powerful health benefits. Garlic is known for its potential to reduce blood pressure and boost your immune system, keeping you healthy and vital.

Mint Leaves – A Refreshing Twist:

Mint leaves, besides adding a delightful freshness to the tzatziki, are known for their digestive properties. They can help soothe an upset stomach and aid in digestion, ensuring your meal is as comfortable as it is tasty.

Healthily Prepared:

These drumsticks are baked, not fried, preserving their nutritional value without the excessive saturated fats found in deep-fried alternatives.

Dietary Diversity:

This recipe caters to a range of dietary preferences. It is gluten-free, high in protein, and low in carbs, making it an ideal choice for those focusing on their fitness goals or seeking a well-balanced meal.

Quick & Easy Preparation:

In just 45 minutes, you can have this delectable dish on your table, proving that nutritious eating can also be convenient and time-saving.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 45 Minutes | Servings 4


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 3.5 oz.(100g) chipotle marinade, store-bought
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 handfuls mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 oz. (170g) natural, fat-free yogurt


  1. Cover the chicken drumsticks with the chipotle sauce and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. If you are using the BBQ, heat it up, or preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
  3. In the meantime, crush the garlic and chop the mint leaves. Peel the cucumber, halve in length, and remove the seeds with a teaspoon. Grate the cucumber pulp coarsely, then mix it with the yogurt, garlic, and mint—season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the chicken in the oven or on the BBQ for about 35 minutes until cooked throughout. Serve the chicken with the tzatziki dip.


  • Calories: 408
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fat: 24g
Savor the delicious combination of spicy and creamy flavors while reaping the rewards of a nutritionally balanced meal. At MaxWell Nutrition, we believe in making healthy eating an exciting adventure, and this recipe exemplifies just that.
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