So many studies show that spices such as cinnamon and turmeric can have positive effects on glucose levels of people with diabetes. If you are unfamiliar with these spices, I developed Greek Yogurt Skillet Roasted Chicken to help introduce these delicious spices into your diet. This recipe contains a hint of these spices, just enough to give a nice flavor without being overwhelming.
I am always looking for ways to include more spices of any type in my diet as they have incredible antioxidant and disease prevention qualities. Some authorities suggest these properties are enhanced by heating the spices before use. Before adding spices to your recipe, try warming a small amount of butter or oil in a small saucepan then add your spices and stir. The spices will yield a wonderful aroma!
Greek Yogurt Skillet Roasted Chicken
- 1.5 # raw chicken pieces
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Butter or olive oil for browning chicken
- Place chicken in a large zipper lock plastic bag.
- In a small bowl, combine yogurt, oil, lemon juice, garlic, curry powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
- Add mixture to plastic bag with chicken and place in refrigerator to marinate at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Add 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil to a medium size iron or oven-proof skillet and heat on medium until butter melts.
- Add a few pieces chicken to skillet (avoid crowding) and brown- about 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken to a plate as it browns and add more pieces to skillet until all chicken has been browned. (Add more butter or olive oil to skillet as needed.)
- Return all chicken pieces to skillet and place in oven to roast until chicken is fully cooked (at least 165 degrees internal temp) about 40-50 minutes.