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sliced chicken breast with a side of broccoli and squeezed lemon slices on a blue plate

Southwestern Yogurt Marinated Chicken Breast

These Southwestern yogurt marinated chicken breasts are a quicky and healthy recipe for weeknight meals. The secret ingredient is the Greek yogurt! You HAVE to give this a try.
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 221kcal



  • Add the chicken breasts and the marinade to a ziploc bag. Seal the bag and massage to coat the chicken. Place the bag on a baking sheet so that the chicken sits flat in a single layer in the bag. Refrigerate for 1-6 hours.  
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit. Grease a baking dish/pan with oil.
  • Place the chicken in the prepared pan. Add whatever vegetable(s) you'd like alongside the chicken and toss to make sure they're covered in the marinade as well.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, flipping after about 20 minutes, until cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165F. Squeeze some lemon juice and enjoy!


How to serve to baby
  • 6-8 months or so: serve strips to make it easier for your baby to grab with their palm. Younger babies will just suck on the juices, which contains iron. It will be a great texture and flavor exposure. Once your baby is able to bite off a large chunk, you need to start cooking the meat so it's super soft.
  • For 9-11 months: Once their pincer grasp has developed, you can start to chop them into bite-sized pieces.
If using drumstick:
It's the perfect finger food for babies. Once cooked, let dry and remove the skin and loose cartilage before serving.


Calories: 221kcal | Protein: 26g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg