Ahhh, I ran across a fantastic recipe in Bon Appetit. It turned typically dry boneless skinless grilled chicken breasts into something absolutely heavenly! The secret? Yogurt! I made very few variations. Instead of regular yogurt I used Greek Yogurt and I did not use Cilantro. Pretty much everything else was the same.
This is what I did… click HERE for the link to Bon Appetit to see the original recipe! This will change the way you think about boneless/skinless chicken… I PROMISE!
Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken on the Grill…
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (pound between wax paper to make an even thickness, so you don’t end up with shoe leather on one end and not quite done in the thicker areas).
In a bowl, mix together:
1 cup Greek Yogurt (plain, not flavored!)
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1/4 cup Olive Oil(or a wee bit less, use some to coat the grill good)
2-3 Garlic cloves, minced (or use the microplane, that’s even better)
1/2 Tablespoon Lime juice
1/2 Tablespoon Garam Masala (spice) – if you aren’t a fan of Indian cuisine, you may want to go lightly on this spice.
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt and 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1″ ginger, peeled and microplaned (or minced)
Stir ingredients together and put in a zip top storage bag.
Add the chicken and squish it around until its coated. Place it in a dish and let it soak in all the heavenly flavors for at least 3 hours (or overnight).
Heat the grill (coat the grill with oil).
The recipe says to wipe off the marinade, before putting on the grill which is good, and looks prettiest. The first time we did it, we didn’t see this step, and put it on the grill with the marinade. It was far tastier BUT it was white with grill marks… the flavor was overwhelming! It will transform what you think about grilled chicken. Cook until chicken is done!
I serve with cucumbers sliced, in a mixture of Greek yogurt and a splash of vinegar with some dill… It’s a nice combination!
Photo by Mark Peterson via BonAppetit.com
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