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Greek Yogurt Chicken


This is one or our favorite recipes. We have a Greek friend who loved it when we serve it to him and his wife. Enjoy!!

1 cup yogurt, plain low-fat
1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated peel of a lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons oregano, finely chopped, fresh
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely, fresh
1 clove garlic, peeled and forced through a press
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground or to taste
4 whole chicken breast, halves on the bone, skin removed


1. Combine the yogurt, lemon peel and juice, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.

2. Put the chicken into a dish and spread about 1/4 cup of the yogurt sauce over the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate the remaining yogurt sauce.

3. Place the chicken on a rack in a baking pan and bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven 30 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and continue cooking about 5 minutes, until the chicken is browned on top and cooked through.

4. Spoon the yogurt sauce over the chicken and serve.