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Lemon Yogurt Grilled Chicken Breasts

"Another grilling recipe from my recipe vault. Now, with inside grill pans available, this is a fantastic way to cook this recipe. Originally, I used thighs (bone in, skin on; or legs), but back in the day when I first started using this recipe, they were what was available. But, this recipe works wonderful with boneless skinless chicken breasts. This recipe came from a local Firefighters cookbook from the Florida Panhandle. One thing, is that you will end up with very moist chicken; but, plan ahead - because the chicken should be marinated all day, or over night. This really goes great with any of your favorite sides. Prep time does not include marinating time."

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Prep Time: 5m

Cook Time: 15-20m

   

Servings: 4-6  

 
 
  • 5.0000

Wonderful flavoured chicken! I broiled it in the oven on a baking sheet as I did not have skewers. Made a lemon and garlic crema and served the chicken over a bed of steamed haricot vert. Great a light dinner!.

  Ingredients
 
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  • 2 to 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • FOR MARINADE
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable oil)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot sauce
  • Garnish
  • 1/4 cup parsley, fine chopped
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Marinade and Chicken ... Add the yogurt, onion, garlic, honey, lemon juice, oil, cayenne pepper or hot sauce, to a small glass (non-reactive) bowl; or, a large ziploc bag, and mix well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, or seal up the bag; and, marinade 4-8 hrs; I don't suggest any longer.

Step 2

Chicken ... Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and marinade, and let it rest to take the chill off. Season the chicken with plenty of salt and pepper. Now, I like to cut mine in cubes at this point and skewer. You can if you want. Just make sure to soak your skewers is using wood ones; at least 15-20 minutes, so they don't burn.

Step 3

Grill ... An inside grill pan works great for this; but, I prefer an outdoor grill if possible. Spray the grill with a non-stick spray, or brush with olive oil and bring to medium high heat. Cook 7-10 minutes until golden brown and you get a nice crust, flip, and cook another 7-10 minutes until golden brown. If you are not sure if it is done, use a meat thermometer, 165 is the magic number. Once they are done, transfer to a serving platter, cover with foil and let them rest 5 minutes before serving.

Step 4

Serve ... This is a very light marinade, so it really goes well with anything. I would suggest some fresh sauteed vegetables or vegetable skewers, and maybe some greek style potato wedges. ENJOY!

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (303.9 g)
  • Calories 484.2
  • Total Fat - 15.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 194.9 mg
  • Sodium - 187.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 75.1 g
  • Calcium - 92.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg
  Reviews
 
 
1 review

Wonderful flavoured chicken! I broiled it in the oven on a baking sheet as I did not have skewers. Made a lemon and garlic crema and served the chicken over a bed of steamed haricot vert. Great a light dinner!

 

Review by Luvcookn