May 3, 2017

Baked Yogurt Chicken

Baked chicken breasts marinated in spicy garlicky Greek yogurt – a moist, crumbly and delicious skinny yogurt chicken dinner baked in 30 minutes {gluten free, low carb, clean eating}

We eat a lot of chicken breast for dinner, at least 3-4 times a week (I think we are not the only ones). Preparing chicken breast is easy, simple and fast, but after a while it can be boring. To get something more special than the ordinary seasoned chicken, I marinated the breast fillets in a spicy Greek yogurt mixture. After baking the marinated chicken you’ll get some moist and crumbly meat which isn’t dry at all.

The marinade is ready in seconds, just stir together the seasons and the Greek yogurt. In this marinade I used salt, black pepper, paprika, thyme, oregano, cumin and garlic. In a zip top bag or lunch box coat well the chicken breast with the seasoned yogurt and refrigerate it for an hour or even overnight.

Leave the chicken breast in the marinade to absorb the flavours for at least 45 minutes. Then place the white coated breast fillets into a prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, turning them once.  If you have the opportunity you can grill the marinated chicken indoor or outdoor as well, you’ll get some amazingly flavourful meat.

I served the chicken with roasted parmesan brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes and fresh cucumber salad.  Sounds delicious and healthy isn’t it?

Theses chicken breasts are light, moist and packed with flavour. And are HEALTHY as well! These baked yogurt chicken are low-carb, gluten-free, clean and low in calories. Why not try these skinny Greek yogurt chicken breast today?

Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Diet: low carb, clean eating, gluten free, sugar free

Baked Yogurt Chicken
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Serves: 2
 
Baked chicken breasts marinated in spicy garlicky Greek yogurt - a moist, crumbly and delicious skinny yogurt chicken dinner baked in 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Let's get started!
  1. First prepare the marinade: in a large bowl combine the yogurt with the thyme, oregano, cumin, paprika, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, stir them until well combined.
  2. Slice the chicken breast fillets lengthwise and stir them with the yogurt marinade to coat evenly.
  3. Place the marinated chicken breasts into a zip top bag, lunch box or in a covered bowl and refrigerate them for an hour (up to overnight).
  4. Preheat the oven to 190℃ | 375 ℉. Lightly grease a baking pan with olive oil or baking spray.
  5. Remove the chicken breast from the marinade and shake off the excess yogurt.
  6. Place the breast fillets in the baking dish and bake for 30- 35 minutes, turning them once.
  7. OR grill the yogurt chicken for 10-15 minutes, turning them frequently.
  8. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 large chicken breast
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 530mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 26g 52%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutritional disclaimer

Please note, that I’m not a nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes based on calculation made on YUMMLY (you can sign up for free, use the Yum button to save my recipes and see the nutritional information). I advice you to calculate independently the accurate nutritional information on your own, based on type of ingredients you are using and by weighting out your on food. Thank you for understanding!

 


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