Turkish Marinade for Chicken

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I love yogurt based marinades for chicken; they seal in the moisture well. I found this one while browsing for recipes for ZWT 2006 - African/Middle East region.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Add chicken, cover & refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Grill, broil or bake chicken as desired.


Most Helpful

This is a pretty good marinade but you forgot a very important ingredient. SALT!!! I used 2 tsp. which seemed to be just about right.

rodhdavidson_10449748 February 01, 2013

I diced the chicken in 2" pieces. Marinated then cooked on the grill, using indirect heat so they could be done slowly to keep the chicken tender. I used cinnamon and cumin and used 1/2 tsp. of each. They came out delicious and just the way I hoped they would taste!

Maine E Ack! April 27, 2011

This recipe chicken was delicious. I cutted the breast in half and marinated overnight.
I used half teaspoon cinnamon and half teaspoon cumin.
Came out very tender and the flavor was perfect.
I grilled the fish and I cooked the remaining marinade and served with the chicken.
As we had guest I was too busy and I forgot to take the photo...I will do it next time for sure!
Thanks for this recipe!

awalde April 03, 2011

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