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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Looking for an easy dinner to make in the summer? All you need to do is turn on the grill.  Another bonus is quick prep time and you can cook it outside while the kids (or you) play. For you women out there, it's always nice to have the husband continue to think we have no clue on the grill..wink wink) BONUS: Wrap up your favorite veggies in foil with a little olive oil and seasonings and cook them on the grill right along side the meat.

While looking for a new marinade to use on chicken, try yogurt-based marinade.  Wouldn't you rather have a marinade with ingredients that are all pronounceable and familiar?  The family may be a little skeptical (but they don't need to know what they are eating, just that it is good), but if you are adventurous give it a try.  The chicken should come out very moist and with delicious flavor!  Your whole family will enjoy it and cut up on your salads for a quick lunch the next day. Let us know what you think!

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

1/2 cup plain Greek style yogurt
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Agave Nectar
1 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp minced  fresh ginger root
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
6 organic chicken breast halves


Look for Greek Style Yogurt that is high
protein and contains no artificial
sweeteners or added sugars.

1. In a large resealable plastic bag, or large container with a lid, combine the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, oil, Agave and seasonings.  Mix well and add chicken.  Seal bag or container and turn to coat.  Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.

2. Before grilling, drain and discard marinade.  Grill as normally would.

Tip: You may want to coat the grill rack with non-stick spray before starting the grill to prevent sticking.

Do you have a favorite marinade that your family enjoys?

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