Saffron Chicken

saffron-chicken RecipeRita Maas


  • Greek or plain whole-milk yogurt
  • Saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


Preheat broiler. Combine 1 1/2 cups yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, a pinch of saffron, and garlic in a large bowl. Add chicken, tossing to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 10 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and the surface is browned.

  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:350
Fat per serving:19g
Saturated fat per serving:6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:3g
Protein per serving:39g
Carbohydrates per serving:5g
Fiber per serving:0.0g
Cholesterol per serving:121mg
Iron per serving:1mg
Sodium per serving:443mg
Calcium per serving:132mg

Good to Know

Using fat-free yogurt saves you 8 grams of fat but still gives you that calcium boost. Serve this dish with a side of whole-grain rice for extra fiber.