Perfect picnic food, this crispy Southern chicken recipe gives you all the flavor without the high fat of traditional fried chicken. A delicious marinade keeps the chicken tender and juicy.
1 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp dried thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp butter or trans fat free margarine, melted
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs
In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, thyme, garlic, paprika, cayenne and salt and mix well. Add the chicken and coat it with the mixture. Marinate the chicken, covered and refrigerated, for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Lightly coat a shallow roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a shallow dish, combine the butter and bread crumbs. Dredge the chicken in the bread crumbs, shaking off the excess. Transfer the coated chicken pieces to the pan.
Bake chicken breasts for 25 minutes and thighs for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tender.
Serving size: 4 oz chicken
Calories: 256; Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 84mg; Sodium: 462mg; Carbohydrates: 16g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 35g
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Date Last Reviewed: July 3, 2017
Editorial Review: Judy Capodanno, Health eCooking Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor