Saffron Chicken

saffron-chicken Rita Maas


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


  1. 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.

    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.
  • 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
Carbohydrate per serving: 5g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 121mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 443mg
Calcium per serving: 132mg