Greek Yogurt Roasted Chicken

There is something to be said about old-world simple cooking. This recipe for Greek Yogurt Roasted Chicken is a perfect example of such a recipe. Simple, healthy ingredients combined to make a wonderfully flavorful meal.

I like to serve my Greek Yogurt Roasted Chicken with Honey Grilled Sweet Potatoes. Sweet and spicy, they offer the perfect complement to this simple chicken dish.

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  • 2-3 pounds of chicken pieces (try to keep the pieces a similar size for even cooking)
  • 1 small container of Greek yogurt (5.3 oz.)
  • The juice of 1 lemon (or half if you don’t like a strong lemon flavor)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt + a little for sprinkling
  • 1/4 tsp pepper + a little for sprinkling


  • Mix together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil and the last five ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  • Add chicken pieces into the yogurt mixture. This can be done a day before or right before you roast the chicken.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and crispy with a temp of 165 degrees.
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