Juicy Yoghurt Chicken

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Juicy Yoghurt Chicken Recipe

Juicy Yoghurt Chicken

This is by far one of the most delicious chicken dishes I’ve eaten. Ever. With only 6 simple ingredients, this dish is easy to make and will leave your taste buds craving for more. The secret to its tender and succulent texture lies in the addition of yoghurt, which not only adds moisture but also infuses the chicken with a rich and aromatic flavour. You will be blown away by the fragrance in your kitchen while this roasts!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Units Scale
  • 1.2kg of 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 boneless 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.

MAKE AHEAD – Marinate the chicken up until 24 hours prior to cooking. 

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate up to 3 days. Reheat in a preheated 180°C fan oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through to retain the crispy skin or microwave (skin will soften using this method). Not suitable to freeze.

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

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

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