Flavorful, delicious baked chicken, marinated in a yogurt mixture with garlic and thyme. Your new favorite din din!
You guys. Happiest of Sundays! Hope you are doing grrrreat!
How was Valentine’s Day? Everything you expected? Was he a gentleman?! DID HE PROPOSE?!? Do tell!
I stayed in with mah lil’ girlz. My buddy, the hubby, had to work. It’s all good, though. The babes and I ate chocolate covered pretzels, Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls (again), and big slices of that Black Magic Chocolate Cake. We had a blast! Sugar-high at its best!!
Not to worry. Before attacking the chocolate, and to enhance the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we had this lovely Garlic-Yogurt Baked Chicken for dinner. I treat my girls very well, don’t I? 😉
Gonna let you in on a little secret. I like chicken, a lot. It could be the only reason why I haven’t gone the vegetarian route. If you look around zee bloggy, you’ll find a bunch of vegetarian-friendly meals, but very, very few meals that involve meat.
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. We are all obsessed with it, including my 20-month old, Aleksandra. On a side note – that girl CAN eat! And she loves garlic! Aaaaand that makes me SO happy!!
If you’ve got some chicken on hand, and if you have a whole lotta garlic… please. Please do yourself a favor and go to that kitchen. Putting dinner together is a juggling act, I know, but it’s Sunday. Let’s do this. Don’t forget the yogurt.
P.S. All I really, really want to say is – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! 😛
- 4 chicken breast halves
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 6 garlic cloves , minced
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
Lightly pound chicken just enough to even it out; do not pound it thin.
Place 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 yogurt mixture over chicken; mix until chicken is thoroughly coated.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease a baking pan with cooking spray.
Remove chicken from bowl and shake off any excess; discard yogurt mixture.
Transfer chicken to prepared baking pan.
Sprinkle panko bread crumbs over chicken breasts.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is done.
Remove from oven.
MORE CHICKEN RECIPES: