Greek Yogurt & Lemon Chicken

One of my favorite foods is Greek yogurt. It’s super thick and creamy, delicious, and quite good for you. And it rocks as a marinade for chicken! Somehow the proteins and the live cultures in yogurt magically act as tenderizing agents for the chicken, and produce a moist, flavorful, chicken breast that is just so finger-lickin’ good. This recipe is extremely easy and makes for a delicious weekday meal.

Fresh squeezed lemon juice is great for this dish, but you can easily substitute bottled lemon juice. The zest of the lemon adds a really great citrus zing to the marinade.

The longer the chicken marinates, the better! I suggest putting the chicken in the fridge for at least half an hour and up to two hours before cooking.

Greek Yogurt & Lemon Chickenserves 2


2 Chicken Breasts

1/2 c Fat Free Greek Yogurt (or Plain Yogurt)

Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon

Salt and Pepper

1 Garlic Clove, minced

2 tbsp Olive Oil

In a shallow dish, mix together yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil. Place chicken breasts in the dish and cover generously with marinade. Cover dish with a lid or foil and place in the refrigerator for at least half an hour but up to two hours. Wipe excess marinade off the chicken with your hands or a spoon, and cook the breasts in a skillet or grill pan over medium heat until cooked throughout, about 4-5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Information (Approximate Values) – per breast: 130 Calories, 3g Fat, 28g Protein

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