Red Curry Yogurt Chicken

The Tasty Fork - Red Curry Yogurt Chicken

Sorry this post is a little late. I like to have a new recipe up on Monday but my weekend got away from me. Does that ever happen to you??

When I attended culinary school, I’d always get super excited when Yogurt Chicken was for dinner in the cafeteria. Yogurt Chicken sounds kinda gross, so I steered clear of it until one of my friends told me it was delicious and a must try. So with hesitation, I tried it. I was expecting I’d try a bite, spit it out and get something else to eat… but I was wrong. Yogurt Chicken was amazing! The yogurt kept the chicken breast from drying out and there was a Parmesan cheese crust on top which I could’ve eaten in spoonfuls.

Red Curry Yogurt Chicken @ The Tasty Fork

It’s been awhile since my culinary school days. I found myself thinking about that Yogurt Chicken, but I wanted to make it my own way. To give the yogurt base more flavor, I mixed in red curry paste, garlic powder and lime juice. As much as I loved the Parmesan cheese crust, I wanted something a bit healthier. I made a panko bread coating, which still gave the crusty topping I was looking for but with less calories.

Having a side of sauteed vegetables is the perfect way to round out the meal. I boiled and blanched green beans & then added them to a hot pan with red peppers and garlic. I love the burst of color! (and the taste was on point, too!)

French Green Beans & Red Peppers. Side for Red Curry Yogurt Chicken  I  The Tasty Fork

Yogurt Chicken is something I never would of eaten if I wasn’t told to try it. Is there something you were pushed to taste and you loved it??

Red Curry Yogurt Chicken


  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
  • 2 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • 12 oz French Cut Green Beans
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Red Peppers, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Red Pepper Flakes, a dash
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add yogurt and the next 4 ingredients. Stir until well combined. In a shallow dish, combine panko bread crumbs and red pepper flakes. Dunk one chicken breast into the yogurt mixture, both sides of the chicken should be covered. Next, place chicken in the panko. Press chicken into the panko to cover the chicken. Put chicken in baking dish and repeat steps with each chicken breast. Bake for 35 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.
  3. In a sauce pan filled with water, add french green beans and bring water to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Immediately drain green beans then plunge them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain again and set aside.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and toss and stir for about 1 minute. Add the beans and saute for 1 minute longer. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and stir for 1 minute. Season with salt if needed. Turn off heat and sprinkle cilantro. Serve immediately.
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25 Responses

  1. Daliene @ Alamo Adventures says

    I just made this and LOVE it :) Spicylicious

    • admin says

      I love hearing when someone makes a recipe I created! Thank you for making my day!!

  2. Ruthie says

    Thanks for coming to party with me … You were featured!! Stop by to grab a featured button :) xoxo- Ruthie

    • admin says

      Awesome!! Thanks, Ruthie! I added the button to my featured page.

  3. Whats Cooking With Ruthie | Super Saturday Show & Tell #5 says

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  4. Tammy Northrup says

    The chicken looks really good but holy cow I love it paired with the side dish. The color is beautiful!

    • admin says

      Thanks Tammy!!

  5. Leigh says

    This looks delicious and the colors are so pretty! I’d love for you to share it over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party

    • admin says

      Thanks for coming by, Leigh! When is your linky?

  6. Ruthie says

    Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today… I’m so glad you came to party with me!! Please come back again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} says

    Holy Cow this looks yummy! Just saw your link over at This Silly Girls Life and thought I’d come over and check out the recipe.

    I’d love for you to link up to my weekend link party going on right now!

    Hope to see you there!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Shauna! I’ll try to come by this week! My weekend started a little early last week, so I’m sorry for the late response.

  8. Bevin says

    This looks so delicious! Pinning it for further tasting. :)

    • admin says

      Great!! I hope you like it!

  9. Julie says

    What a refreshing, healthy dish, Meghan! I’ll have to pick up a few things so I can try this out one day. Pinned and shared on Facebook. :)


  10. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    This is like a healthed up version of a recipe that usually calls for mayo. Like I think it might even be on a Hellman’s commercial or something. Props to your school for making better food (though you should help them find a name that won’t scare people away). I had some retired neighbors once that INSISTED I join them for oxtail soup. It freaked me out. But it was actually really good (like vegetable beef or something).

    • admin says

      Yeah, I think I would have been freaked out if someone asked me to eat oxtail soup! Tail anything just sounds scary.

  11. Bill Early says

    This one REALLY looks good. I would have never thought of using yogurt. I love yogurt so I want to give it a try.

  12. Shiloh Barkley says

    Pretty pic of the beans and veggies!

    • admin says

      I love the bright colors!!

  13. Raquel @ Organized Island says

    Oh I like the yogurt and panky over the mayo and cheese. So much healthier! Looks delicious!

    • admin says

      Thanks!! It tastes so good, you don’t even notice it’s healthy for you!

  14. Rhona @ Mrs Ellwood's Simple Life says

    So sorry… forgot to add that this looks grogeous- I love your idea of adding curry paste to the yogurt! So clever!

  15. Rhona @ Mrs Ellwood's Simple Life says

    I’m really not a fan of lettuce, and almost came to blows with one of my closest friends when she kept insisting I had to order lettuce wraps when we were out for dinner one night. I’m so glad she’s (slightly) more stubborn than me… I’m now addicted to them, and make them all the time!

    • admin says

      That’s great! Low-carb, too!! :)


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