Yogurt & Parmesan Chicken Breasts

Those of you who read my blog will know that I came into a lot of Greek Yogurt recently and had to drum up all sorts of ways of using it apart from just eating it! Some of my trials have been a bit hit and miss or need tweaking but this dish was a hit straight away and one my husband said he wanted regularly. This is music to my ears because itโ€™s one of the easiest recipes I have ever put together, no, strike that, it is the easiest recipe I have ever put together.

I served this dish with red pesto pasta and a salad which worked a treat but feel free to serve with whatever you wish!

I am entering this dish into the Herbs on Saturday challenge which is hosted this month by Jen at Blue Kitchen Bakes and usually by Karen at Lavender & Lovage.

Step 1 mix the greek yogurt and other ingredients together (except the chicken).

Step 2 coat the chicken breasts and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

Succulent and yummy!

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Yogurt & Parmesan Chicken Breasts
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Succulent chicken breasts in a Greek yogurt, parmesan, garlic and herb coating, so quick and easy to prepare!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: English
Serves: 4
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (skinless)
  • 250ml / 8.5 fl oz Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Dried mixed herbs or 4 tsp fresh chopped herbs
  • ยฝ tsp Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Large pinches Malden sea salt
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 45g / 2oz Parmesan or other hard Italian Cheese grated
  • Oil for greasing
  1. Preheat the oven to 190ยฐC
  2. Grease a roasting tin with oil.
  3. Mix the yogurt and all the other ingredients in bowl except the chicken.
  4. Now coat the chicken breasts in the yogurt coating and put in the roasting tin. Any spare coating can just be spooned on the breasts.
  5. Bake for 35 โ€“ 40 minutes.
  6. Serve with pesto pasta and a salad or whatever you fancy!

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  1. Nancy

    Is the chicken coated on both sides?

    1. Camilla

      Yes the whole chicken breast is coated.

  2. Victoria

    This is GREAT!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Victoria – have you tried it?

  3. Karen

    The oven temp is only 190 degrees? That does not seem high enough. Is this Celsius? Is this 375 Fahrenheit?
    Off to make this yummy recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Yes it’s definitely 190 Celcius:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    Looks very juice and tender.

  5. June Etherington

    This is delicious & so easy to make. It must be good because hubby dared to ask for more. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks June, glad you both enjoyed it, must make it soon myself:-)


    Sounds delicious: can’t wait to try it myself

    1. Camilla

      Great Yolanda, do let me know what you think:-)

  7. NatalieWhite91

    We’re really into Greek yoghurt at the moment but keep defaulting to use it with chillis or to make dips for poppadums – really want to cook a proper recipe with it and this looks perfect, can’t wait to try it out ๐Ÿ™‚ Did the bacon & potato bake last night and it was delicious! Think I’m going to start using your blog as my own personal recipe book hahah ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Natalie, glad you liked the Potato & Bacon dish and I’m sure you’ll love the chicken breasts too:-) And thank you for massaging my ego:-)

  8. HonestMum

    Looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  9. dawn obrien

    such a simple recipe, and I always have yoghurt in the fridge, definitely going to make this, thank you x

    1. Camilla

      Great, I love this easy dish:-)

      1. dawn obrien

        I made it last night, wasn’t sure what 250ml of yoghurt converted to as my tub was 500g! I used half the tub and it turned out gorgeous, thank you for the recipe! x

        1. Camilla

          That would have been just right as mls and grams always weigh the same on my scales:-)

          1. dawn obrien

            it must have been, because the chicken was succulent and the coating was perfect! x

  10. Tracy Nixon

    This sounds lovely for the Spring and Summer served with a nice salad and new potatoes!

  11. Jane McColl

    simple and tasty, perfect for a busy family!

    1. Camilla

      Yes it’s so quick to put together, a real win/win:-)

  12. Fiver Feeds

    Something I haven’t tried before but it looks so amazing, I’ll just have to make it in the following days. It’s really perfect, thanks for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s a favourite here;-)

  13. Ursula Hunt

    this makes Lovely and moist chicken breasts

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula:-)

  14. Maddy

    Now that does seem simple- even after a hard day at work!

    1. Camilla

      It really is:-)

  15. Ann Robinson

    This looks great

  16. William Gould

    One word for this – Yummy!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  17. Maddy

    this sounds so simple, yet maximum taste ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. kristin burdsall

    Looks delicious!

  19. sarah robertson

    I am delighted that I have found your blog and have just saved you as a bookmark. I have a 2 year old son and work all hours under ther sun so i was getting in a rut about what to make for dinner and kept making the same things over and over. My mumk passed away a few years ago so I didnt have anyone to ask about new recipes or tips etc, plus money has been very tight recently so I have found so many affordable recipes or ones where the ingredients are either already in my cupboard or easy to get a hold of. I loved this greek style chicken and everyone ate it. I struggled to find the type of salt that you mentioned so used a low salt instead (sorry) but dont want the wee one eating too much salt. Thank you for being a life saver!!!!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, that’s so lovely of you to say and has really made my day – of course use any salt that you normally use! Really pleased to give you some food inspiration and I know all about tight budgets!

      1. sarah robertson

        I really meant it. I have seen so many fantastic recipes and ideas through your site so thank you so, so much. We are struggling a bit just now as our house sale fell through so the purse strings have been tighter but it is so nice to have some inspirational, easy and cheap meals.

        1. Camilla

          Oh no, house selling is the worst and I have all that to look forward to too LOL! Had never ever wanted to move again after the stress of the last move!

  20. Geoff Clark

    cheesy chicken looks very good and tasty, another great recipe to try

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  22. Ursula Hunt

    That looks like a lovely crispy cheesy coat on the chicken, would be delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s a favourite here:-)

  23. KMayers

    Oh this looks to be a wonderful idea! I never would have thought of this. My wife doesn’t eat yoghurt so she wouldn’t eat it but as it’s one of the few meats I eat – and I love both yoghurt & parmesan (as well as garlic!) this would be an absolute must for me so I’ll be ‘persuading’ my wife to cook a meal for me for once ;-))
    Thanks for this, it really looks delightful.

    1. Camilla

      It doesn’t resemble yogurt after it’s cooked so maybe she could eat it;-)

  24. Ursula Hunt

    Looks lovely, will keep the chicken succulent

  25. Paul Wilson

    I’m often a bit wary of yoghurt like that, seems to congeal when heated.

  26. cookiemonster40

    This recipe looks delicious, especially accompanied by the pasta and salad. I think my teenage daughter would eat this also and she’s quite fussy. Great site by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Tracy Nixon

    Chicken is probably my favourite meat and this recipe sounds delicious – I will have to give it a go! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Maya Russell

    Thanks for the recipe. I have lots of parmesan cheese to use up. Looks delicious!

    1. Camilla


  29. Ursula Hunt

    looks delicious

  30. Heather Haigh

    My daughter would love this and I’m always struggling for ideas to please her – thanks!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I know the feeling:-)

  31. arlobebe

    Do you do a print friendly version of your recipes

    1. Camilla

      Just click on the print button top right of recipe!

  32. Lisa Williams

    I love yoghurt coated meat I have only just started making it but it really makes the meat so succulent I will have to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Camilla

      It’s so quick and easy and very tasty:-)

  33. Mike Terry

    Wow! Amazing. I often cook from recipes off the internet.

  34. Annie Costa

    I’m such a fan of TOTAL Greek yogurt but never thought of coating chicken breast in it before..actually can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  35. jkardine

    Hye, doing slimming world I am always looking for easy recipes to have a go at and this one falls into all my catagories, lots of protein from the chicken, calcium from the parmesan, and low fat for the rest of the recipe and alround spot on summer evening recipe that’s quick and easy but also tasty. Thanks.

  36. M

    Just seen your note on netmums. What a fab site!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much, do spread the word!

  37. Filipa Kay

    These look delicious! I’ll be making them soon for sure! They look so simple as well! Yogurt makes such a cracking marinade as it helps draw the flavours into the meat. Mmmmm… x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they really are a winner on the time and taste front:-)

  38. Jules

    This looks like a fabulous weekday dinner and uses up that pot of plain yoghurt that is always hiding in the fridge.

    1. Camilla

      I really wish all my recipes were this quick to prepare, I’d be a very happy bunny!

  39. Jen

    This looks great and the colour on the chicken is very inviting, I want to reach into my screen and grab it! Also a great entry into Herbs on Saturday.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Jen. I just goes to show that cooking needn’t be complicated to be good!

  40. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Oh wow, this looks so delicious. What a lovely idea to coat the chicken with yoghurt and herbs and cheese… sounds so good. I’d have to try it sometime.

    1. Camilla

      You really must. It’s my new quick chicken dish to knock my Chicken with Pesto & Mozzarella off the top of that particular chart!

  41. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Lovely and simple recipe Camilla. Love the colour on the chicken – light and crispy. Not sure if it’s TOTAL Greek yoghurt you are using but the team there are brilliant. I went to a masterclass with TOTAL Greek Yoghurt about 18 months and it was a really enjoyable day – cooking sweet and savoury dishes with the chefs and a presentation from Nutrition Rocks and the inspiring Phil. Moore ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Camilla

      If you read my Spooky Scrolls post you will see I used Total Yogurt and the story of how that came to pass;-) Yes they must be very nice people and it’s funny how some companies are so nice and some are so the opposite! The yogurt is so creamy so I’m surprised that you like it with your cream issues or would you only cook with it? Thank you for being my No 1 commenter and your positivity as always=) Camilla x

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