Yogurt Marinated Chicken
A serious flavor upgrade for chicken! Made with chicken thighs (or chicken breasts) that have been soaked in a Greek yogurt based marinade that's brimming with earthy spices, and a fresh lemon-herb flavor.
whole milk Greek yogurt
+ 1 tsp lemon zest
Tbsp peeled and minced
and freshly ground black pepper (can adjust to taste)
plus more for serving
boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 7 thighs),
or chicken breasts (about 5)
In a mixing bowl whisk together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cilantro.
Place chicken in a gallon size resealable freezer bag. Pour yogurt marinade over chicken.
Seal bag while pressing excess air out. Rub marinade evenly over chicken.
Let rest in fridge at least 2 hours (or up to 8 hours for breasts, 24 hours for thighs).
Preheat a gas grill to 425 degrees. Clean grill grates and lightly brush with oil (using a balled up oiled paper towel and long tongs).
Grill chicken until cooked through (165 on an instant read thermometer in center of thickest portion) about 5 to 7 minutes per side.
Note that if you'd like to keep exterior of chicken from drying you can brush lightly with olive oil halfway through grilling.
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