Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

Hi Everyone!

Happy 4th of July!  Normally I would share a recipe with you that is red, white and blue, but I am figuring that most of you are grilling today and I wanted to share with you a recipe for grilled chicken that is out of this world!  This chicken is the most moist chicken I have ever made!  My Husband who isn’t really a  chicken fan, loved this chicken!   What’s crazy is that the marinade is only a few ingredients and you only need to marinate it for 30 minutes.  Trust me you will love this!!

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

As you can tell by the recipe name, it is yogurt marinated chicken.  I love using yogurt to marinate chicken and beef.  I don’t know what the yogurt does, but it makes the most juicy, tender chicken ever!  One thing I don’t like is dried out chicken and sometimes that tends to happen to me when grilling, but not with this recipe!  I have made this three times, the past couple of weeks and every time it has come out perfect.  I used plain Greek yogurt (Chobani), red wine vinegar, dried parsley and dried oregano.  Mix it all together, rub all over the chicken and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.  The marinade is thick and really sticks to the chicken well.

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

You don’t need to rinse off the chicken or anything, just pop it on the grill with marinade and all.  I cook the chicken for five minutes and then flip it and cook it for another 3 to 5 minutes until it’s done.  Perfect chicken every time!!  You must give this recipe a try, and no it doesn’t taste like yogurt.  Trust me if it did, my Husband wouldn’t eat it.  He is NOT a yogurt person at all and he is even impressed with this recipe.  If you saw on Instagram, I posted a picture of my summertime dinner, well that was with my yogurt marinated chicken that I had last week and my Husband gave it rave reviews, which is shocking coming from him.  A compliment with chicken, wow!!

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: Four 4oz servings (1lbs)
  • Serving size: 4 oz
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Crave a juicy, moist, tender chicken breast? Try this marinade, it's made with Greek yogurt, red wine vinegar and seasonings. It simply makes the best chicken ever!
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs. chicken breast, skinless, boneless
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt, plain
  • ½ tsp. parsley
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. Salt and Pepper your chicken and place in a bowl or a ziplock storage bag; set a side.
  2. In a small bowl, add greek yogurt, parsley, and red wine vinegar; mix well. Pour marinade over chicken; mix it well until all the chicken is covered. Please note, that this is a thick marinade. Place chicken in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, up to 3 hours.
  3. Set grill to medium heat.
  4. Place chicken on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes; flip the chicken and cook until no longer pink; about another 3 - 5 minutes depending on how thick your chicken breasts are.
  5. Let the chicken sit for a few minutes and serve.
Notes
Calories per 4oz: 127.5, Fat: 2, Cholesterol: 65, Sodium: 224, Potassium: 17, Carbs: .04, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 0, Protein: 27

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

One thing I don’t like about dishes like this is the pictures.  I only had a few that I liked.  It looks kind of boring, but don’t let that fool you, this chicken is amazing!!  I am so impressed with it!  I even made beef kabobs with it and it worked out great too!  Same marinade, just using beef tips!  I tend to get a little excited over these things, so forgive the enthusiasm!

Have a wonderful Fourth of July!   Be safe and have fun!

Toodles,

Jennifer

 

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Comments

  1. Happy 4th of July chica!! Yogurt as a secret ingredient, eh? Have to tell my mom to try it!
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  2. This looks so moist and yummy. I love greek yogurt!
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  3. I looooove greek yogurt and I have a big container in the fridge! Can’t wait to make this!
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  4. And a happy Independence Day to you, too, Jennifer! This looks like a wonderful recipe. I like the idea of a simple recipe, simple flavors, because it can go with a wide variety of sides. Thank you for posting this.

  5. I hate dry chicken, this sounds great and I always have Greek yogurt in the fridge, yum!
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  6. Yup, I love marinating chicken in yogurt…it results in such a moist delicious entree. Hope you’re enjoying your holiday, my friend!
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  7. This chicken looks SO moist and perfect! Love this idea! Hope you had a great 4th!!!
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  8. What an interesting marinade! I love Greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing :)
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  9. I wasn’t expecting too much because the ingredients are so simple, but since you raved about this recipe, I gave it a go. This is hands down the tastiest, moistest chicken I’ve ever made! Hubby raved about it, too, and he dislikes both yogurt and chicken. Thanks– this is going into regular rotation at my house!

  10. Fat free Greek yogurt ok?

  11. Is the chicken thick or thin type im a very new cook and not sure what type to get
    most in the store looks really thick.

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