This easy yogurt-marinated chicken recipe makes the most flavorful baked chicken ever. Tender, juicy, and coated with a crunchy golden crust, this simple chicken breasts recipe is a winning dinner idea!
I love no-fuss dinner ideas that deliver big on flavor. Don’t you? And that’s what this recipe is, friends! In fact, this yogurt-marinated chicken is exactly what you need on a busy weeknight when you want to have a delicious meal everyone will devour.
This recipe makes the most flavorful chicken breasts, thanks to my easy yogurt marinade with garlic and thyme! You can start with marinating the chicken breasts in the AM, then bread them and pop them in the oven when you get home after work. The end result is ultra-tender chicken that’s juicy on the inside yet perfectly crispy-crunchy on the outside.
Are you ready to make this easy chicken dinner? Here’s a quick overview. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for step-by-step instructions and the full ingredients list.
This is a serious, melt-in-your-mouth chicken dinner. I can’t even begin to tell you how often this appears on our table. It goes with many different side dishes too, so you can serve leftovers again later in the week and just switch up what you serve with it.
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Lightly pound chicken just enough to even it out; do not pound it thin.
Place the chicken in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine garlic, yogurt, and thyme; mix until combined.
Pour the yogurt mixture over the chicken; mix around until the chicken is thoroughly coated.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
Grease a baking dish/pan with cooking spray.
Remove the chicken from the bowl and shake off any excess; discard the yogurt mixture.
Transfer the chicken breasts to the baking pan.
Sprinkle panko bread crumbs over the chicken breasts.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is done. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check for doneness; chicken is cooked through when its internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
Remove from oven and let stand for 5 to 8 minutes.
Serving: 4 ounces | Calories: 194 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0.01 g | Cholesterol: 77 mg | Sodium: 196 mg | Potassium: 521 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 78 IU | Vitamin C: 4 mg | Calcium: 78 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 11 g
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