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Yogurt Marinated Chicken

This chicken is great served with hummus and pita bread

This grilled chicken recipe really captured my taste buds. I have tried to make it with boneless skinless chicken and it is not the same. This recipe is best with split chicken breast or bone in chicken thighs. 

Grill It!

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $26.47 as of September 2022.

  • If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $16.76.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: 4 oz chicken

Equipment needed: 1 grill

Total time: 60 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. There will be a savings of about $9.71 if you have a stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.71 as of September 2022

  • canola oil $3.67
  • chili powder $1.00
  • ground cumin $1.28
  • lemon juice $0.92
  • sugar $2.84


Total: $16.76 as of September 2022

  • 6 split chicken breasts (or 4 large) $14.68
  • 4 oz plain yogurt $0.64
  • 1 gingerroot $0.90
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.54

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat grill to 350° F
  2. Remove chicken from the marinade placing on a sheet pan.
  3. Place chicken on indirect heat, bone side down, for 30 minutes (15 minutes for chicken thighs)
  4. Turn the chicken so meat side is down for 20 minutes on indirect heat (15 minutes for chicken thighs)
  5. Using a instant read thermometer check to see if chicken is 165° F (175° – 180° for chicken thighs) if it is not continue to cook until this temperature is reached.
  6. Remove chicken from the grill and let chicken rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 3 – Family of 4

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