Nif's Light Grilled Marinated Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A nice light, yet flavourful dish that is easy and the breasts can be served whole or on skewers. If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in cool water for 30 minutes. I also place a strip of tinfoil under the exposed skewers when on the grill. I recently purchased metal skewers and I really like them. I did not include marinating time. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients, except for the chicken in a flat dish.
  2. Add chicken and stir to coat. Marinate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Spray grill with nonstick cooking spray and heat to medium-high.
  4. Meanwhile, weave chicken on skewers. Grill chicken for about 5 minutes per side, until cooked.


Most Helpful

I finally got around to making this recipe for dinner and I am so bummed that I waited this long! It was really good. I didn't have any fresh ginger so I subbed about 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger and I also used Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. I marinated the chicken for 5 hours, threaded it onto beer soaked skewers and the hubs grilled it for about 10 minutes. PERFECT!! The chicken was moist and still retained some of the creaminess from the marinade. I also like that I had two skewers of chicken and it seemed like I had eaten a lot more than I actually did (about 3/4 of a chicken breast). My picky two year-old actually ate an entire "safety" (point cut off) skewer of chicken and that never happens. Thank you for posting this! My husband already declared that it will now be in regular rotation. Also on a side note, I followed the quantities of all ingredients and I did not have any problems with saltiness. It was excellent as written.

PSU Lioness July 01, 2012

We liked this. I kicked up the Old Bay a bit because I like spice. The meat was moist and tender. I actually baked it in a oven for about 30 minutes with just a bit of the sauce on top which worked out well. I think the fresh ginger is what made this really special. Thanks Nif. Made for the Went to the Market Tag game.

Krista Roes August 18, 2009

Light is exactly the word I'd give this--so refreshing on a hot summer day. I think this is a great candidate for planned-overs, as it would be lovely over salad greens for lunch or a light dinner. I served it as-is with roasted vegetables and brown rice pilaf. I used a combination of chicken breasts and b/s thighs, and based on toni's review I skipped the optional salt. Next time I will add it, though, as we are salt-aholics around here ;). Thanks for posting; it was a lovely meal. Made for Went to Market tag.

smellyvegetarian August 02, 2009

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