If you haven’t found the incredible versatility behind Greek Yogurt, I hope to inspire you to stock this multipurpose ingredient with this amazing recipe of Lemon Yogurt Chicken.
This recipe is a great addition to the weekday-meals-planner you so eagerly have set up. It is quick and nutritious and can be transformed to a low carb option by replacing the pasta with cauliflower mash or roasted butternut.
Either way, it is a must try – tender chicken pieces in a buttery, lemony yogurt sauce served on perfectly cooked linguine pasta with fresh chives. Refreshing yet filling, guaranteed zero fussiness…
Have I mentioned how quick it is to have four plates of delicious Lemon Yogurt Chicken ready for dinner? Add more spice if you like, but I kind of like the tangy taste the yogurt gives to this meal, together with the zest of the lemon. Yogurt is my go-to-sauce-in-seconds ingredient – Hope you get to try it out! Let me know what you think!
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Tender chicken pieces in a buttery, lemony yogurt sauce served on perfectly cooked linguine pasta with fresh chives.
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First off, heat the butter in a non-stick saucepan and brown the chicken, adding spices to the chicken as you go. If you want, you can add 10 ml olive oil to the butter; this prevents the butter from browning (or burning).
Remove the chicken from the pan, add the water to deglaze, and keep on the heat while whisking all the buttery spicy goodness from the bottom of the pan to create the base of your sauce.
Add the lemon juice and zest; then add the yogurt and mix through until heated and incorporated. Don’t overheat, just keep it on the stove until the yogurt has heated up nicely, and add more seasoning and the herbs.
Remove from the heat; add the chicken pieces and mix.
Serve with linguine pasta or cauliflower mash. Add extra lemon zest for garnish. Serves four.
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