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yogurt chicken pieces on grey plate and also shredded

Yogurt Chicken (Baked or Air Fried)

The most tender, flavorful, delicious chicken? This Yogurt Chicken is in the running! The easy chicken recipe is delicious on its own, shredded for kids, or added to pasta, rice, or another favorite meal. Plus, it stores well and can be served cold or warm.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 140kcal


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • ¼ cup plain regular or Greek yogurt (I use whole-milk yogurt)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Add the chicken, yogurt, and spices to a wide bowl. Mix with a fork to coat the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.
  • To air-fry: Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Coat the tray with nonstick spray. When heated, add the chicken and cook for 8 minutes.
  • To bake in the oven: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet or pie plate with either nonstick spray or parchment paper. Place chicken onto the prepared pan and bake for 12-14 minutes or until cooked through.


  • Serve warm, room temperature, or chilled. Shred, slice, or dice for easy eating as needed.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Use plain whole-milk Greek or regular yogurt.
  • To make these with whole chicken breast, slice it into 1-inch strips and proceed with the recipe.
  • To make with chicken thighs, follow the recipe as written and increase the cooking time by 2-4 minutes, or cook until the chicken registers 160 degrees F with an instant read meat thermometer.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg