Creamy Greek Yogurt Chicken with Dijon Sauce

This Greek yogurt chicken is made of juicy bite-sized chicken in a creamy dijon sauce that doesn’t require cream to taste good! The healthy lemon yogurt sauce with mustard adds tons of flavor to this easy chicken breast recipe.

creamy greek yogurt chicken with dijon sauce on a white plate.

What is Greek yogurt chicken?

This lemon yogurt chicken is made of 7 simple pantry ingredients and can be cooked in less than an hour. An easy, healthy chicken recipe for a cozy family dinner.

The best part about the low-calorie yogurt mustard sauce? It doesn’t need any flavoring or thickening agents like cream or flour.

Yogurt and yellow pepper in addition to mustard give lots of flavors and body to the sauce. I use yogurt as a low-fat alternative to mayo and sour cream in recipes like potato salad with raisins and high protein pasta salad.

The very sight of the creamy dijon sauce with its bright yellow hue can perk up your mood and your appetite. That makes it a perfect dish for a weeknight dinner when you want to cook up a quick, healthy meal.

You can make this yogurt lemon chicken with minimum fuss, especially when everyone is hungry and waiting for food. Exactly like my 5-ingredient easy chicken curry and easy baked chicken breasts.

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Why you’ll love this dijon mustard chicken

The moisture in the bell peppers, along with the yogurt help keep the chicken soft and moist. Unlike chicken legs with skin and bones (as in sheet pan chicken legs and potatoes), chicken breasts tend to dry out while cooking. They don’t have much fat to keep them moist. You can do one of these things to keep the chicken moist and juicy:

  • Use chicken pieces with bones, skin and fat.
  • Use a lot of fat like butter and cream for cooking the chicken.
  • Use a unique marinade and bake the chicken. (as in baked pudina chicken)
  • Mince the chicken and make chicken mince kebabs or chicken kofta curry.
  • Cook juicy vegetables like bell peppers with the chicken.

This dijon mustard chicken recipe uses one of the healthiest options, using pepper, mustard, lemon and yogurt for the creamy dijon sauce. Each of the above-mentioned ingredients helps in tenderizing chicken as well as provides flavor.

Ingredient notes

What cut of chicken to use

I’ve used boneless skinless chicken breasts here. Boneless legs or thighs chopped into bite-sized chunks can also be used.

Check out my simple hack to tenderize chicken breasts, which results in more juicy and tender chicken. This is the velvetting technique I use in recipes like panko chicken breasts and sesame chicken stir fry.

Dijon sauce

Ever since I started cooking this spicy baked fish with lemon and mustard, the Dijon mustard-lemon combination has topped the list of my favorite flavors. Add to it juicy yellow peppers, onion and garlic, you get a sauce to die for.

This dijon mustard sauce without cream is spicy, tangy and fruity balanced with a tinge of sweetness. EVERYTHING you would love about a sauce.

7 ingredients – Dijon mustard, yellow peppers, onions, garlic, Greek yogurt, green chili, lemon juice and zest – are all you need to put together this yummy lemon mustard sauce.

Ingredients for lemon yogurt chicken.

How to cook lemon yogurt chicken- step by step

Saute chicken

(You can find the exact measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this page.)

Chop the chicken breast into 2-inch pieces and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Heat oil, stir in the chicken pieces and saute for 10 minutes or until all the pieces turn opaque but not fully cooked.

chicken being sauteed in a non stick pan for yogurt lemon chicken.

Make lemon yogurt sauce

Blend all the ingredients for the lemon dijon sauce except the Greek yogurt into a smooth puree.

dijon mustard sauce without cream in a blender jar.

Remove the chicken pieces and heat 1 tablespoon of butter in the same pan. Add the blended pepper-mustard puree and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.

creamy dijon sauce simmering in a pan.

Add the chicken pieces and yogurt and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.

yogurt added to chicken with lemon mustard sauce simmering in a pan.

Garnish with chopped coriander and serve right away.

Can we call this “a sauce in a hurry”? This keto mustard chicken is bound to be a super hit recipe on your dinner menu.

Dijon mustard chicken in a white plate.

If you love chicken recipes with an easy and healthy sauce, you might want to try lemon balsamic chicken with rosemary sauce.

Tips to make yogurt lemon chicken

Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite vegetables or herbs. Remember to add a bit more of the seasoning (salt, pepper, chilli, mustard and lime juice) when you add veggies.

  1. Roast the bell peppers before blending (as in red chili pesto recipe or roasted pumpkin soup recipe). This is an easy way to intensify the flavors.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of boiled peas or potatoes to add more flavor and nutrition.
  3. Add chopped spinach to the sauce when you add chicken and yogurt.
  4. Saute 1/2 cup of halved brussel sprouts with salt and pepper in the same pan after sauteing the chicken. Add to the sauce along with chicken.

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Chicken Recipe

This creamy Greek yogurt chicken has juicy chunks of bite-sized chicken in a creamy dijon sauce that doesn't require cream to taste good! The healthy mustard lemon yogurt sauce adds tons of flavor to this easy chicken breast recipe.
Author: Sheeba
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 3 people
Calories 124 kcal


  • 500 grams boneless chicken breast
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 big white onion or 2 small ones
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chili
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of half lemon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped


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  • Chop the chicken breast into 2-inch pieces and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Leave it to marinate until you get the sauce ready.
  • Roughly chop the onions, garlic, yellow pepper, and chili pepper. Place them in a food processor or blender jar along with Dijon mustard, lemon zest and rest of the salt and lemon juice. Blend until you get a smooth, bright yellow puree.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add the marinated chicken pieces. Saute on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes until all the chicken pieces turn opaque.
  • Remove the chicken pieces and melt butter in the same pan. Stir in the dijon sauce and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Add the chicken pieces and yogurt and cook for another 10 minutes on low heat, until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. Garnish with coriander and serve.



  • If you have the time and energy, you can roast the bell pepper before blending. It gives an interesting twist to the flavor of the sauce.
  • This creamy lemon chicken can be served with pasta or flatbread: add 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the sauce when it is simmering.
Creamy Greek Yogurt Chicken with Dijon Sauce

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