Tangy Yogurt Chicken Marinade

This is a great recipe to grill (or bake) – the tangy yogurt marinade keeps chicken moist and creates a flavorful outer coating that zings.  Serve with couscous and citrus chunks for a winter break.

 

Yogurt Dill Chicken:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp dry dill, crushed
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded*

large shallow covered dish, broiler or grill 

Mix together yogurt, mustard, dill, thyme.  Place pounded chicken in dish, spoon yogurt mixture over, cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.  Grill or broil for 10-15 minutes each side, until fully cooked at center.  If you’re broiling, place rack one level from the top most setting. 

*The easiest way to pound chicken is to wrap in plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet.  Keeps meat from splattering.

Can You Afford to Eat Healthy?

I just posted my newest Ask TaMara column.  In it Patti feels that home cooking is expensive and hard to do.  I break down the prices of two easy menus that take about 15 minutes to prepare, and about 10 to 20 minutes to cook (depending on the recipe).  Both meals came in under the cost of feeding 4 fast food.  If you’d like those menus and recipes, they availble with my free week of menus, all you need to do is ask.