Monday, August 18, 2008

Crispy Yogurt Chicken

Pioneer Woman, by sharing this recipe on your blog, you forever have changed my life. I have been shouting this recipe from the rooftops since I prepared it for our dinner last Tuesday night. Each and every one of you, my blog readers (ok, I know there's probably only one of you, hi mom!), need to immediately go to your kitchen and prepare this meal for yourself. Don't worry about a side dish, heck you might not even need silverware. It is so good you just might chow down straight out of the oven.


2 cups yogurt

2 or 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

Fresh parsley, chopped fine

Juice of half a lemon

Chicken pieces, whatever ya got, I used tenders

Bread crumbs



Lightly butter a large baking dish, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start by mixing the yogurt, garlic, parsley and lemon juice in a large bowl. Rinse your chicken and season with a little salt and pepper. Now the fun starts, toss the chicken, one piece at a time, into the yogurt mixture and turn to coat. Take out and toss the yogurty chicken into the bread crumbs, evenly coating, and place in the baking dish. Place a small pat of butter on each piece of chicken. I considered skipping this step but I'm glad I didn't. It made the bread crumbs particularly yummy. Put the dish in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Let it sit a minute before you serve it to let everything set. Be prepared for a stampede because when it's baking, the garlic literally wafts through your house, calling every hungry tummy in a block radius to check out what's for dinner.

See the looks of pure adoration you will receive when you prepare this meal?? Tell me it's not worth it when you see love like this.


  1. I read your blog and I'm not your mom. : ) A lot of girls have been raving about this, I'll have to give it a try sometime. Beautiful dog btw! : )

  2. Sounds good and easy - I'll have to try it!