Juicy Yoghurt Chicken

juicy yoghurt chicken
This is by far one of the juiciest, most delicious pieces of chicken I've eaten. Ever. 6 simple ingredients come together to make magic. You will be blown away by the fragrance in your ktichen while this roasts. It's the secret ingredient of yoghurt that makes this chicken so incredibly tender and succulent. This is a must-have on your next meal plan!
  • 1.2kg chicken thigh fillets, bone-in, skin on (see note 1)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yoghurt


  1. Place all ingredients in a large dish and use your hands to evenly coat the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight if time permits.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°c fan. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and add 1/4 cup of water to the centre of the dish. Bake the chicken for 1 hour. Leave to rest, uncovered for at least 10 minutes once cooked.

Note 1 – If you choose to use chicken thigh fillets, you will need to reduce the cooking time to 35 minutes. You may need to grill the chicken in the last 3-5 minutes of cooking to create a golden crust. 

Recipe inspired by The Modern Nonna. You can find the original recipe here.


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