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Greek Yogurt Chicken

This Greek Yogurt Chicken is a low carb main dish that is super moist and full of bright Mediterranean flavors. Juicy boneless, skinless chicken thighs are coated in perfectly seasoned Greek yogurt marinade and grilled to perfection in less than 30 minutes.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Greek/ Mediteranean
Diet Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 289kcal
Author Diana Reis

Equipment

  • Grill or Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Juice of 1 Lemon Juiced, approximately 3 Tablespoons
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil extra virgin

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, and spice together.
  • Transfer the Greek Yogurt Chicken Marinade to a food storage bag. Then add the boneless skinless chicken thighs to the bag. Close the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken pieces.
  • Next, heat a grill or skillet on medium high heat. Remove the thighs from the bag and place the coated meat down on the hot grill.
  • Let cook for 8-10 minutes on the first side or until it is well browned.
  • Then turn the chicken over, and let it cook for another 8-10 minutes. It is fully cooked when the center of the meat reaches 165°.

Notes

  • If you don't have a garlic press, try grating the garlic. It is quicker than mincing and gets the pieces nice and small.
  • You may need to use a thermometer to check the internal temperature. Chicken thighs are dark meat and remain pink in color even when fully cooked. If you are used to cooking breast meat, the color may throw you off. The only sure fire way to know if something is fully cooked is to use a well maintained thermometer.
  • You can serve this grilled chicken with traditional side dishes like rice and vegetables or use it as a great protein for meal style salads.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 927IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg