Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken
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Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken
Lauren Atkins

Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

Quick, easy, and delicious — what more could you ask for from a grilled chicken recipe? A marinade made from yogurt, lime juice, paprika, and a little habanero powder for some heat keeps the chicken nice and moist as it cooks on the grill.

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4
Servings
70
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Cup nonfat Greek yogurt, plus more for dipping
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons habanero powder
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for the grill

Directions

Cut each chicken breast into 3 strips, lengthwise. Put the chicken into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the yogurt, lime juice, paprika, habanero powder, and salt. Spoon the yogurt mixture into the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag and shake until all of the chicken is coated with the yogurt mixture. Put the bag in the refrigerator and marinate for about 4 hours, or overnight.

Brush a gas grill or cast-iron grill pan with vegetable oil or cooking spray and heat on medium-high heat. Thread the chicken strips onto 6 metal skewers, 2 strips per skewer. Grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and a nice crust has developed, about 7-8 minutes per side. Serve with a bowl of Greek yogurt for dipping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
7g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
187µg
27%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
71mg
7%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
81mg
12%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
54mg
4%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Greek Yogurt Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Yogurt Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.