Kefir chicken

What dish is cooked in half an hour, has an amazingly delicate taste and disappears from the plates in just a few minutes? The correct answer is chicken in a skillet marinated in kefir. But even this seemingly elementary recipe has several variations, each of which is worthy of the attention of housewives who want to diversify the usual menu.

Dish for all occasions

Chicken on kefir in the pan

Chicken meat is considered dietary and therefore recommended even for baby food. However, the culinary advantages of chicken are not limited to this, because it:

  • amazingly reveals its flavor nuances with any vegetables;
  • combined with a variety of spices, marinades;
  • quickly preparing.

Soaking the chicken in a sour-milk marinade, you get a savory dish that is perfect for lunch and for a festive dinner. It should be noted and the economic benefits of this venture: you do not have to spend money on expensive ingredients and pick up exotic spices. For chicken in kefir in a pan need seasoning, which is in any home.

4 poultry recipes in kefir marinade

For cooking chicken in a sour-milk marinade, it is best to take fillets. Its slightly fresh taste will perfectly set off any spices, and kefir will soften and give the meat a refined juiciness.

Diet recipe

Chicken fillet in kefir marinade

This dish is very convenient for those families where there are small children: with such a tasty and healthy chicken they will not have to cook the baby separately.


  • 700 g chicken (fillet);
  • 300 ml low-fat kefir (preferably 0.05%)
  • 3 garlic cloves;
  • salt, ground pepper (to your taste);
  • 1 bunch of dill.


  1. Finely chop the greens, chop the garlic with garlic strips.Finely chop the greens
  2. Pour kefir in a bowl.
  3. Fall asleep greens and garlic, salt and pepper.Pour greens and garlic, salt and pepper
  4. Cut the fillets into cubes, put them in marinade and send to the refrigerator for 40-50 minutes.Fillet cut into cubes, laid in marinade
  5. Spread the chicken on a preheated dry (!) Pan, pour half the marinade and cover with the lid, stew for 30-40 minutes. Periodically add kefir sauce.Put the chicken on a preheated dry (!) Frying pan

Chicken with onions

Chicken with onions

Do not like white meat fillets? It does not matter - you can cook the hips or legs. Only soak in this marinade is better for several hours or at night.


  • 1 kg shins or thighs;
  • 600 ml low-fat kefir;
  • 2 onions;
  • 30 ml of olive oil;
  • 1 tsp. spices for chicken;
  • salt, pepper (to your taste).


  1. We wash parts of the carcass with running water and dry them with a paper towel.
  2. In a bowl, prepare a mixture of salt, pepper and spices.
  3. Each part of the chicken rubbed with spices and spread in a deep bowl.
  4. Cut the onion into rings, put in a bowl and carefully crush the pieces of meat so that it is saturated with the taste of the dressing.
  5. Fill with kefir and send in a cool place for the night.
  6. Pour the oil on the preheated pan and place the chicken pieces in one layer.
  7. Fry from two sides to the desired condition.

Chicken with vegetables

The recipe for chicken fillet in kefir in a pan can be varied by adding not only spices, but also vegetables.

Chicken fillet with broccoli


  • 500 g chicken (fillet);
  • ½ tbsp. skimmed yogurt;
  • 2 onions;
  • 100 g frozen or fresh beans or broccoli;
  • 3 garlic cloves;
  • 3 tbsp. l soy sauce;
  • 40 ml of olive oil;
  • ½ tsp ground ginger;
  • 1 tsp. dry Provencal herbs;
  • salt, pepper (to your taste).


  1. Chicken meat cut into long thin strips and spread in a deep and wide bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with spices, salt and chopped garlic with garlic garlic.
  3. Add the sauce and mix everything well, put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Onions cut into large rings.
  5. Pour the oil on the preheated pan, spread the fillets and fry to a blush.
  6. We spread onions and beans, after 10 minutes pour kefir.
  7. Meat is ready in 10-15 minutes.

If you add 3-4 potatoes, cut into quarters, into the dish according to this recipe with onions, you will get meat with a side dish - two in one.

Mustard legs

The combination of chicken and mustard is considered one of the most delicious. And to give tenderness to this tandem kefir will help.

Chicken legs in mustard


  • 7 legs;
  • 1 tbsp. not too fat kefir;
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds;
  • 3 garlic cloves;
  • 1 tsp. salts;
  • 30 ml of olive oil;
  • spices (dried dill, oregano, basil, parsley);
  • ground pepper (to your taste).


  1. With legs we remove the skin.
  2. Mix spices, mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Garlic chopped garlic and add to the mixture.
  4. Shin the legs with spices, put them in a bowl, pour kefir and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
  5. Pour oil into a hot frying pan, spread the legs and pour the remaining marinade.
  6. Simmer for about 30 minutes over medium heat.

In the culinary arsenal of each housewife must be a signature dish. Chicken on kefir, roasted in a pan, is an excellent candidate for such a role. This is a simple, but at the same time exquisite dish that will not leave anyone indifferent. In addition, this method of marinating chicken allows you to add a variety of spices, giving the taste of new notes.

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