Greek Chicken Fillets

sannelizaI normally have 10 to 15 tried-and-tested recipes that I rotate on our menu.  At this stage the menu items feel more ‘tired’ than ‘tried’.  I do love to try new recipes but when time is few and dinner has to be on the table, I fall back on the recipes I know.  It was time to get more variation on our menu so I asked around at my home group for new recipes.

What a conversation starter.  The women chatted away about this-and-that recipe, fetching a recipe from Ouma’s kitchen and explaining in the greatest detail, what to do with that chicken.  All the excitement got my imagination going.  My mouth started to water and I had to swallow a few times.

This Greek Chicken is mouth-watering.  A new friend, Sannelize gave me the recipe and I tried it in the LoveCooking Test Kitchen the same evening.  My kind of recipe, super-super easy and the family’s taste buds rejoiced. Got a “scoop-the-sauce-out-of-the-pan” thumbs-up from Ben, who has a very conservative (12-year-old) pallet.


250ml (1 c) Natural Yoghurt
1 clove Garlic, crushed
5ml (1 teasp) Fresh Oregano
2,5ml (1/2 teasp) Sugar
8 Chicken breast fillets
125ml (1/2 c) Crumbed Feta Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste



  1. Mix all the ingredients, except chicken and feta cheese, in a large bowl.
  2. Add chicken and marinate for about 30 minutes. (This is not essential if you’re short of time).
  3. Pre-heat grill.
  4. Place chicken on a baking sheet and grill for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn, brush with extra marinade and sprinkle with feta cheese.  Grill for a further 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

Serve with:

Potato chips and a big leafy salad.


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