Very tasty yogurt-dipped, breaded chicken breasts. The yogurt makes the chicken VERY moist and the coating nice and crunchy!

Anonymous
Advertisement

Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Place yogurt in a small bowl and stir until creamy smooth. Add lemon and stir together. (Note: If you do not stir the yogurt first, the lemon juice will make the yogurt curdle.) In a separate shallow dish or bowl combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder and salt to taste; mix together.

  • In a 9x13 inch baking dish place 1 scant pat of butter or margarine for each chicken breast. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Dip each breast in the lemon/yogurt mixture, then in the bread crumb mixture (coating completely but not heavily).

  • Place coated chicken in the baking dish and top each breast with a full pat of butter or margarine. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 574 mg sodium. 21.4 g carbohydrates; 27.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (155)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
This recipe is very delicious. I made some minor alternations that made a big difference. I used Italian breadcrumbs and mixed in a dash of garlic powder salt pepper and cayenne. I am very diet-conscious so I completely eliminated the use of butter. Instead of buttering the pan i placed a cooling rack in the bottom of the 9x13 pan and lightly coated it with cooking spray. Instead of adding a pad of butter on top of the chicken I lightly misted them with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray. Since the chicken was not saturated with butter and because it was elevated with the use of the cooling rack the chicken was crunchy all around rather than soggy on the bottom. Very delicious flavor though. My family loved the zippiness of the lemon yogurt. Read More
(313)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2010
This was a nice recipe but nothing spectacular. I encountered the same "problem" I have with all chicken recipes that don't require marinades--the outside of the chicken is very tasty but the inside is bland because none of the coating reaches the meat underneath. However this recipe was quick and easy to prepare and the coating was crunchy and flavorful so I would make it again. I served the chicken with the "Baked Mac and Cheese for One" recipe on this site--it all made a very nice comforting fall meal. Read More
(21)
223 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 122
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
This recipe is very delicious. I made some minor alternations that made a big difference. I used Italian breadcrumbs and mixed in a dash of garlic powder salt pepper and cayenne. I am very diet-conscious so I completely eliminated the use of butter. Instead of buttering the pan i placed a cooling rack in the bottom of the 9x13 pan and lightly coated it with cooking spray. Instead of adding a pad of butter on top of the chicken I lightly misted them with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray. Since the chicken was not saturated with butter and because it was elevated with the use of the cooling rack the chicken was crunchy all around rather than soggy on the bottom. Very delicious flavor though. My family loved the zippiness of the lemon yogurt. Read More
(313)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
This recipe is very delicious. I made some minor alternations that made a big difference. I used Italian breadcrumbs and mixed in a dash of garlic powder salt pepper and cayenne. I am very diet-conscious so I completely eliminated the use of butter. Instead of buttering the pan i placed a cooling rack in the bottom of the 9x13 pan and lightly coated it with cooking spray. Instead of adding a pad of butter on top of the chicken I lightly misted them with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray. Since the chicken was not saturated with butter and because it was elevated with the use of the cooling rack the chicken was crunchy all around rather than soggy on the bottom. Very delicious flavor though. My family loved the zippiness of the lemon yogurt. Read More
(313)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This recipe is a wonderful one for chicken breasts; I did a little change to the original recipe though: I added a little bit more lemon juice to the yogurt than what was called for I marinated chicken for 6 hours in the yogurt mixture and seasoned plain dried bread crumbs by myself. The results were perfect: I ended with tender lemony chicken breasts seasoned just the way I like them. I didn't wait 5 to 10 minutes before serving (kitchen smelled too good to let this chicken sit that long). Read More
(121)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2003
This was quite delicious. The chicken stays tender and juicy and the flavor of the lemon garlic yogurt is just right. I put fresh pressed garlic into the yogurt as opposed to garlic salt. I also used fresh cilantro instead of parsley. The hard part was coating the chicken -- the crumbs became lumpy after two breasts. I think next time I will sprinkle coat the breasts instead. Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
Very moist chicken. I cut up the chicken breasts and marinated for one hour. I used panko bread crumbs seasoned with my favorite cajun seasonings and garlic salt. Turned out perfect. One hour was just right. The only thing I missed was a dipping sauce! This recipe just calls for it. I like to cut a piece and dip. Found one on this site that has a Thai sweet and sour sauce. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
Used crushed corn flakes rather than bread crumbs. ranch dressing seasoning pinch of herbs dash of hot sauce. 3 cloves crushed garlic butter flavored cooking spray. was very good and crisp. thanks for a good one. Read More
(32)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2010
Great jumping off point. To tenderize the chicken a bit I actually cut it into tenders and marinated it the yogurt (Greek non fat) garlic (fresh) lemon juice and 1/4 tsp of celery salt and 1/2 tsp of onion powder. After about 10 hrs in the fridge I dipped the tenders in panko (seasoned with cayenne paprika salt onion powder garlic salt and pepper) baked them for 15 mins on one side 10 mins on the other side (350 degrees) and then put them under the broiler for about 2-3 mins to crisp them up. They turned out GREAT! And there was no need for the extra fat and calories of the butter (although I'm sure it taste good with it!) Thanks Twila Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This is a really yummy chicken dish! I made it with cut up chicken pieces (half a chicken for this amount of coating) which is alot cheaper than breasts. I peeled off the skin and threw it away so it would be less fat but you don't need it anyway the yogurt does the trick to keep it very moist. This will definitley be a regular at my house. Read More
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2010
This was a nice recipe but nothing spectacular. I encountered the same "problem" I have with all chicken recipes that don't require marinades--the outside of the chicken is very tasty but the inside is bland because none of the coating reaches the meat underneath. However this recipe was quick and easy to prepare and the coating was crunchy and flavorful so I would make it again. I served the chicken with the "Baked Mac and Cheese for One" recipe on this site--it all made a very nice comforting fall meal. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2005
whoops - I accidentally made this with vanilla yogurt instead of plain yogurt and it was STILL good. However I certainly don't recommend this as a recipe modification:0) Will make again using plain yogurt or even a prepared tzatziki. Read More
(21)