Grilled Chicken Breasts in Spiced Yogurt

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is from the August 2004 issue of Gourmet. It is a simple, flavorful, and juicy way to prepare chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together 1 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt and spices.
  2. Add chicken and turn until well coated.
  3. Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is marinating, preheat grill.
  5. While grill is heating, stir together remaining 1 1/4 cups yogurt and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and salt to taste.
  6. Reduce grill to moderate heat.
  7. Grill chicken (discard marinade), on lightly oiled grill rack, turning occasionally (closing grill between turns), until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes total.
  8. Transfer chicken to a platter.
  9. Toss together mint, shallot and remaining oil in a small bowl.
  10. Drizzle chicken with yogurt sauce and top with mint salad.


Most Helpful

This recipe is tasty and super easy to make. I served Lori Bailey's Cucumber and Garbonzo Bean salad with it.

Yummy#3 August 30, 2009

I love the combination of spices in this recipe and how the yogurt tenderizes the chicken. Like some of the other reviewers I didn't make the salad and I baked the chicken. I also omitted the oil to lower the fat content. This was super baked in the oven but I know it will be even better on the grill in the summer. Thanks for a winner, ms_bold!

Cookin-jo January 28, 2009

Yum. Husband has requested I make this again and I'm not disagreeing. Relying on previous ratings, I didn't make the salad and just stirred a bit of dried mint into the yoghurt sauce. I think I'd make it again in the same way. The sauce is cooling an otherwise nicely spicy recipe and makes a nice texture/flavour contrast.

Rachel Savage March 19, 2007

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