I know… the name of this recipe doesn’t make it very appetizing. But it really is! The yogurt is reminiscent of soaking your chicken in buttermilk when preparing it for fried chicken. Sortof. I improvised this recipe, basing it on how I would usually make my breaded chicken and it turned out great! Very crispy, moist and tasty! It will definitely make its way into our regular rotation.
Crispy Yogurt Chicken
1 cup corn flake crumbs (or panko would work!)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp thyme and salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder, onion powder and freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup fat-free plain greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Chicken (i used breasts as it’s what I had on hand) legs or thighs or drumsticks would be great, too!
Preheat oven to 400F.
Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix together the yogurt, garlic and lemon.
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place the chicken in the yogurt mixture and allow to sit a few minutes while you prep the coating mixture.
In a shallow bowl or pie plate, mix the corn flake crumbs, parmesan, paprika, salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion power and pepper.
Here comes the messy part. Remove the chicken one piece at a time and place in the crumb mixture. Coat the chicken in the mixture, making sure every surface is coated. Place on baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes until the chicken is crispy and golden and cooked through.