Yogurt-Lemon Chicken Recipe

Recipes, Recipes - Gluten-Free, Recipes - Main Dishes March 16, 2011
How often do you cook and eat meals at home as a family?  Once a week?  More?  Many people I talk to are under the impression that healthy dinners take way too much time to put together and that grabbing fast food or a microwavable meal is just part of a busy family’s life.  If that describes your mindset, I want to challenge you to a new way of thinking.  Start with this recipe.  Make it and tell me what you think.
Toss all of the ingredients into a ziploc bag.
Close the bag, mash the mixture around with your hands to get the ingredients evenly distributed (this part is fun for the kids).  Place the bag onto a cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator to marinate.  You can put this together in the morning and let it marinate all day, or you can throw it in, take the kids to the park and come home and cook it.
You can cook the chicken in a few different ways.  You can bake it, skewer and grill it, or cook it on the stove.  I heated a large pan on the stove and cooked the chicken 4-5 minutes per side, until cooked through.
To serve, sprinkle chicken with cilantro and green onions.  Don’t forget to add extra colors to your plate with colorful sides.
If you have any leftover chicken, it goes great on top of a green salad for lunch the next day.
Yogurt-Lemon Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenderloins
  • ½ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Toss all of the ingredients (except cilantro and green onions) into a ziploc bag.
  2. Close the bag, mash the mixture around with your hands to get the ingredients evenly distributed (this part is fun for the kids).
  3. Place the bag onto a cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator to marinate. You can put this together in the morning and let it marinate all day, or you can throw it in, take the kids to the park and come home and cook it.
  4. You can cook the chicken in a few different ways. You can bake it, skewer and grill it, or cook it on the stove. I heated a large pan on the stove and cooked the chicken 4-5 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  5. To serve, sprinkle chicken with cilantro and green onions. Don't forget to add extra colors to your plate with colorful sides.
How often do you cook at home?

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  • Kim P. March 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    My honey will love this recipe. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Ashley March 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    OH MY DELICIOUS. I NEED TO MAKE THIS ASAP! Im obsessed with all your recipes!

  • De Su Mama March 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This looks wonderful! I love the idea of cooking with yogurt, but I usually am scared to. Not sure why? Anyway, this recipe looks simple and delicious. It's going on our menu planner for next week! Thank you!

    To answer your question: we love to cook and eat at home during the week! I get lazy during the weekend though.

  • Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    yum!!! can't wait to try this one 🙂

  • The Planet Pink March 17, 2011 at 12:37 am

    YUM! This looks So good. I'm definitely adding it to our menu!

  • Danielle Omar October 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I make chicken for my husband a few times / week and I will be trying this tonight. Thanks for the idea! 😉

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