Yogurt Marinated Chicken

This was the most tender and flavorful chicken I’ve ever made. I’ve seen recipes for yogurt chicken in the past and finally took the leap to try it. So glad I did… here’s how to make yours 🙂

I kinda had some random chicken. 2 bone in breast pieces and 3 drumsticks. You could use any pieces or cuts.

In your Ninja/Magic bullet/blender/processor drop in one small onion.

a few cloves of garlic…

a couple of tablespoons of ginger and 2 or 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. I wasn’t really measuring I just used the juice of one lemon… there ya go.

Hit the ‘obliterate’ button. You may have to scrape down the sides once to make sure everything gets good and smooth.

Drop in a cup/container of plain greek yogurt. Mine had slightly crystalized in the back of the fridge giving it some weird creases on the right side… nevermind that…

Next I seasoned it up with salt and pepper, some cinnamon, chili pepper, and cumin. If you can find garam masala in your grocery store be thankful and use that instead. If you live in the middle of nowhere America… just wing it 🙂 Give that a good stir…

and dump over the chicken.

Spread it all around and turn your chicken pieces a couple of times to get everything good and coated. Cover in plastic wrap and put back into the fridge for 8 hours of up to 24. In other words… this isn’t a 30 minute meal 😉

8+ hours later… I was planning on cranking up the real outdoor grill and getting the grilling season rolling but we were blessed with snow here in Iowa… so… meet my grill pan. I really do love this kitchen tool but it is my absolute least favorite to clean. Anyway… oil your grill grates or grill pan…

Remove the chicken pieces and use your fingers to slide off as much of the marinade as you can. Then place on the grill.

Turn occasionally one a good sear has set in…

Isn’t it pretty? 🙂 I love grill marks… Once these are done set them aside to rest for about 5 minutes to retain all their tasty juices.

Then slice up and plate along with a couple yummy sides and you are rollin’. Notice how un-uniform my slices are. This meat literally fell off the bone when I was cutting it. I had to stage this picture by pushing the pieces together to look nice. I will definitely be making this again and can’t wait to try it on the outdoor grill!! This would be great on free range chickens that tend to be a little more tough or gamey too.

If you haven’t tried marinating in greek yogurt you HAVE to try this!!

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