This is a great recipe for bone-in chicken thighs. Greek Yogurt tenderizes meat more effectively than regular marinades. While vinegar or citrus marinades can toughen chicken so it is a little rubbery, yogurt slowly tenderizes them, so the meat can be pulled apart by hand when cooked. So try this Chicken Thighs in Yogurt recipe.
You really only need 15 minutes to see a difference in your chicken thighs, but since it doesn’t make food mushy like other acid-based marinades, you can leave the chicken thighs in yogurt overnight or up to 24 hours in your fridge. Use an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet to help with clean up.
Why Use Yogurt for Marinade
Yogurt might not seem like a typical choice for marinating, but it is really delicious. Plus, there’s a scientific reason for using it, too: yogurt tenderizes. It actually tenderizes meat better than ordinary vinegar-based marinades.
- Aluminum foil for baking sheet
- Season the thighs with salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium sized bowl, add the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, spices and mix together
- Add chicken thighs in yogurt mix and coat the thighs
- Let the chicken marinate (covered) for anywhere from 15 minutes to overnight in the refrigerator.
- After marinating, Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and then place chicken skin side up on foil lined sheet.
- Set timer for 40 minutes
- Check the internal temperature of the thighs at 30 minutes with a meat thermometer. At this point, Skin should be brown and crispy.
- Chicken Thighs will be cooked thru at 165 degrees. However, If the temp is not at 165, put back in oven for 5-10 minutes more.
- Let rest for 5-10 minutes and serve the chicken thighs in yogurt hot
What to serve with Chicken Thighs in Yogurt
Serve with a side of steamed basmati rice and some sliced mango for a great dinner!
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