Garlic Curry Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Garlic Curry Yogurt Marinated Chicken Thighs

Greek yogurt is everywhere these days, and for good reason too.  The health benefits of Greek yogurt are amazing on many levels, from increased probiotics to less sugar and sodium to other yogurt options.  Did you know that Greek yogurt also makes a great marinade?  I combined it with garlic, curry powder, and a few other ingredients that give my chicken an amazing taste.  It doesn’t hurt that the thighs are probably the tastiest part of the chicken.

Garlic Curry Yogurt Marinated Chicken Thighs

I cooked this in a small oven-top Dutch oven.  Some are very expensive but you can pick up a smaller one for half the price and it may still be large enough to cook many meals for a small family.  I personally taste the difference when I cook with a Dutch oven and so does the rest of my family, especially when trying to make a dish like Osso Buco or a very tender chicken.  In my humble opinion it’s worth every penny.

Garlic Curry Yogurt Marinated Chicken
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 4 in skin-on bone- chicken thighs
  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons indian curry powder
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • For cooking:
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt/pepper according to your taste
  1. Mix greek yogurt, curry powder, garlic, fresh lemon juice, tomato ketchup, olive oil in a mixing bowl then add chicken thighs. Rub and marinade under skin of each thigh
  2. Place marinated chicken into a zip lock bag and place in fridge for at least 3 hours.
  3. In a large Dutch oven , heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat
  4. Add marinated chicken and cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly brown
  5. Add broth and bring to a boil, Reduce heat, Cover the pot and simmer for 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is done
  6. Add more broth if the liquid is reducing too much
  7. Add salt/pepper according to your taste
  8. Serve with rice



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  • Reply
    Amanda Love
    Mar 24, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I have every single one of those ingredients in my kitchen and I’ve never thought of making this before. Now I know what I’m going to be trying this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    Mar 24, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Chicken is a staple in our house, but it can be kind of boring. This looks like a really tasty way to make it that would have plenty of flavor.

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    Travel Blogger
    Mar 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This sounds so good! What a great combination with so much flavor! I love having new chicken recipes to keep dinner from getting boring.

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    Mar 24, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I’ve actually had this dish before! My neighbour made a dish quite similar to this and it was delicious.

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    Liz Mays
    Mar 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I’d love to try this. I haven’t marinaded chicken like this before but it could be a fun new dinner recipe.

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    Mar 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I have come across so many yogurt marinated chicken recipes before but I never tried them. Your pictures make the recipe look absolutely drool worthy.

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    Mar 24, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    OMG that chicken looks cooked to perfection. I’m not a fan of yogurt but I never thought to cook with it. That is one way for me to get it down.

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    Angelic Sinova
    Mar 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    That Garlic Curry Yogurt Marinated Chicken looks super delicious! I’ve heard of using yogurt to marinate chicken but I’ve yet to try it <3

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    Amanda Tempel
    Mar 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I can’t get over how delicious this looks. I love a chicken with a nice crunch, and this really looks like it has it!

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    Mar 25, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Excellent recipe. Curry is one of my favorite spices. I am saving this one to try.

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    Theresa S. (@Reese22)
    Mar 25, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Oh my yum! That looks fabulous! I would have never thought to marinate my meat with yogurt. This is so intriguing I’m going to have to give it a shot.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Mar 25, 2016 at 7:04 am

    that looks so good… I love chicken (all kinds of chkn) I will definitely have to try this one out!

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    Mar 25, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    My mouth is watering, this dish looks delicious!

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    Mar 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Great looking recipe. I haven’t tried incorporating curry into my recipes yet. Maybe this recipe is where I should start! Thanks for sharing,

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    Becca Wilson
    Mar 28, 2016 at 10:12 am

    This dish looks amazing. I love rice and am always looking for new recipes to try.

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    Mar 29, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I never would have thought to use Greek yogurt as a marinade but reading it, it’s like yes, of course!! I’ll be making this one. (well, hubby will!)

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