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Greek-Style Lemon Yogurt Grilled Chicken

Food.Wishes's picture
There is something special about what yogurt does to chicken waiting for its smoky, sizzling time over the charcoal. It imparts a tangy flavor that lifts all the other flavorings. It tenderizes slightly, without turning the meat into mush. It grills to a caramelized dark brown without tasting burnt. And, there are not many fat-free ingredients that will have people begging for your "secret" recipe. In the video I use a large cut-up chicken, which I encourage you to do yourself. In case you missed it, here is the link to the "how to cut up a chicken with scissors" video clip. The only thing I did different for this recipe was use a large sharp knife to cut the breasts in half - and also separated the thigh and the drumstick. This is one of those grilled chicken recipes that is just as delicious served cold, in a salad, or gnawed right off the bone at a picnic. Enjoy!
For recipe ingredients, please refer to the video.

For recipe directions, please refer to the video.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Meaty, Rich
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
220 Minutes
The Greeks definitely know how to make heavenly grilled chicken and have their own style of cooking chicken. All grilled chicken lovers should try out this recipe. The fresh yogurt and lemon juice in the marinade makes the chicken so succulent and tender. The tangy marinade with fresh herbs and the smoky flavor of the charcoal makes this grilled chicken a perfect summer dish that should be served with the famous Greek salad of sliced tomatoes, feta cheese, and garlic bread.

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Anonymous's picture
awesome recipe! Thank you! This is the best dish I have ever made... it turned out sooooooooo well... thanks again!
leek's picture
This turned out quite well. I used fresh oregano from my garden and added a touch of cayenne. Make sure to watch the short video, it's a little different from the list of ingredients.
Greek-Style Lemon Yogurt Grilled Chicken Recipe Video