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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Yogurt and Lemon Marinated Chicken

I've been on a big yogurt based marinade kick lately.  There is just something wonderful that happens when you marinade chicken in it... it's like mayo, only better for you :)  It gives the chicken such a moist texture, that I would rather marinade it in yogurt than brine (shhhhh, don't tell anyone!!)

This is yet another very simple recipe... throw the ingredients together, let it meld together for a few hours, toss it on the grill and you're done.  The perfect solution for a busy week night!

And stop by on Friday when I share the recipe for those delicious looking potatoes with you!!

Yogurt and Lemon Marinated Chicken
Adapted from
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
5 oz Geek yogurt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil

In a measuring cup or small bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the chicken, until well combined.  Place chicken in shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over, making sure both sides are covered.  Seal or cover and place in refrigerator for 4 hours.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from marinade, shaking off any excess.  Place directly over the fire and grill 8-10 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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Mary Bergfeld said...

Jenn, this sounds delicious. I love yogurt marinades for chicken and pork and yours sounds exceptional. It will definitely be tried. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cranberry Morning said...

Last night we had the yogurt and lime, etc. chicken. It was delicious! I also marinated it all day. Yummy stuff!

Big Dude said...

"I've been on a big yogurt based marinade kick lately." I was about to say the same thing :-) I'd say this would work on the fish I've been eating - had pan fried crappie for breakfast this AM.

StephenC said...

Yep, yogurt is an excellent marinade ingredient. I wonder if I'll ever get that hibachi I've been thinking about.

Jean | said...

Jenn, this sounds soooo good! I'd love a nice piece of this chicken with some salad and a nice big hunk of bread!

Pam said...

I love yogurt in marinades too. The chicken looks awesome Jenn.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I don't think I've ever used yogurt to marinade meat. I love this recipe with the Italian Spice and Paprika. I'll have to give this a try.

Chris said...

I'm right with you, I'm going through a big thing of Greek yogurt every week or so. Marinades, thickener, and sauces, you name it.