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golden roasted yogurt chicken in black skillet
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Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

A delicious way to include healthful spices in your diet. Chicken marinated in Greek yogurt, cinnamon and curry powder then roasted in a skillet. Low carb diet friendly!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Salt
Servings: 5
Calories: 237kcal


  • 2 # raw chicken pieces
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ 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.) Discard marinade.
  • Return all chicken pieces to skillet and place in oven to roast until chicken is fully cooked (at least 165 degrees internal temp in thickest part of chicken piece) about 40-50 minutes.


Expert Tips

  • Try to marinate the chicken at least 30 minutes. Up to 2-3 hours is even better to help infuse the chicken with the spices.
  • Check your spices for freshness. Replace any expired spices for best results.
  • Brown a few pieces of chicken at a time in the skillet- avoid crowding


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.9mg