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yogurt sauce roasted chicken in skillet
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Greek Yogurt Skillet Roasted Chicken

A delicious way to include healthful spices in your diet. Chicken is 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.)
  • 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.


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