Looks like a lot of ingredients- but is very simple and quick to prepare. Marinade can be prepared night before and let chicken absorb more flavors.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk together yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, oregano, green onion, cumin, salt, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the chicken breast halves and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator 1 hour to overnight.

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  • Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Grease a shallow baking dish.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard used marinade. Arrange chicken in prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 25 minutes, turning occasionally. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Garnish with spearmint before serving.

Cook's Note:

Chicken broth or water may be added to deglaze pan after chicken is removed; juices may be thickened with corn or potato starch and served over rice.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 476 mg sodium. 3.6 g carbohydrates; 26.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
My husband and I thought this was GREAT! we did a few things differently. In stead of cayenne I used Pennacook Peppers "Purely Pepper Powder" and added mint flakes to the marinade. Then instead of baking we grilled them. It was great and we will definitely make this again! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
My husband and I thought this was GREAT! we did a few things differently. In stead of cayenne I used Pennacook Peppers "Purely Pepper Powder" and added mint flakes to the marinade. Then instead of baking we grilled them. It was great and we will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
My husband and I thought this was GREAT! we did a few things differently. In stead of cayenne I used Pennacook Peppers "Purely Pepper Powder" and added mint flakes to the marinade. Then instead of baking we grilled them. It was great and we will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2014
I was looking for chicken and yogurt dish with more middle eastern flavoring. This recipe was delicious and easy to make. I didn't have the fresh oregano and used dried it was fine but next time will use the fresh and boost the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2018
My wife doesn't like chicken all that much and she couldn't stop eating this.NEW FAVORITE!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2017
Absolutely delicious! I have made this recipe 3 times in the last 2 weeks--baked it once grilled it once and have a batch marinating to cook tomorrow. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs which cook faster than the breasts. Otherwise I have used the recipe exactly as it is. The kids love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
Loved this dish!! I think I may change out the cumin for curry (and add a little more red pepper ) the next time I make it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
I have made this recipe many times over the years. I use Greek yogurt and sometimes add a pinch of cinnamon. I also leave some of the yogurt marinade on while the chicken bakes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2014
This was very flavorful and easy to make. I left out the cayenne pepper because some of my kids don't like spicy things and used dried oregano instead of fresh. I'm sure with those two ingredients it would have been even better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
tastes great easy to make and loads of flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2018
Would give it 10 stars if I could! Everyone absolutely loved it....pronounced it one of the best chicken dishes I have made this year...and said to make sure I kept this in regular rotation. Read More