Monday, March 25, 2013

Easy weeknight meal: skinny Greek yogurt chicken & kale chips

I jumped on board with two trendy foods of 2012 last week -- Greek yogurt & kale -- for a really easy weeknight meal.

Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken
I'd pinned this a while ago and finally made it last Thursday.  Really yummy!
Side note: Hydrangea was $14 at Costco!

4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plain greek yogurt (I used Oikos)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese - grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

As I was combining the ingredients I realized it looked like a lot of sauce for 2 breasts -- the original pin of mine said this was for one breast so I doubled it.  Oops!  Half way through cooking I searched again and realized the mistake and took some of the sauce out.  It still tasted delicious, but resulted in a less beautiful looking dish.

Correct directions from Life of Meg:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) Combine Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper in a bowl.
3) Line baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
4) Coat each chicken breast in Greek yogurt mixture and place on foiled baking sheet.
5) Bake for 45 minutes.

Kale Chips
My friend Carson inspired me to make some easy kale chips and I am now addicted!
1 lb. kale (which only cost a little over $1)
Olive Oil (I actually just used Pan Olive Oil)
Seasoning of your choice

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking.  Tear the kale off the stem.  Don't make the pieces too small because they do shrink a lot.  Spray with Olive Oil cooking spray and season.  I used garlic salt, pepper and cayenne pepper and they had a nice kick.  Josh didn't seem that impressed - his reaction was something like, "Tastes like seasoned leaves!"

Olivia was a fan.


1 comment:

  1. I made this chicken last night and it was delicious!