Greek Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Greek Yogurt-Marinated Chicken
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A simple marinade using the versatile ingredient Greek yogurt makes this tender, flavor-packed chicken dish a crowd-pleaser at dinner-time! Toss vegetables like Brussels sprouts or broccoli onto the pan to bake alongside the chicken for an easy sheet-pan dinner. 
Double up: Make extra chicken tonight and use the leftovers for our Mediterranean Chicken Pita for lunch tomorrow.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    40 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    about 4 oz
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    about 4 oz
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 29g
  • Potassium 250mg
  • Phosphorus 220mg

Choices/Exchanges: 4 Lean protein



  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 3/4 lbs
  • Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt
    2/3 cup
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • lemon (zested and juiced)
  • garlic (crushed or minced)
    1 clove
  • dried oregano
    1 tsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Set aside.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients to make the marinade. Pour the marinade over the chicken to coat. Squeeze any extra air out of the bag and seal it.

  3. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  4. Once the chicken has finished marinating, discard any unabsorbed marinade. Cook the chicken in the oven at 400° F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165° F.