Chicken With Greek Yogurt Sauce

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This Chicken With Greek Yogurt Sauce recipe is a meal packed with bold Mediterranean flavours and it’s super simple to make!

Do you like chicken? Maybe you’re a vegetarian so you aren’t interested in chicken, but how about Greek yogurt sauce? I’m sure you know a lot about that, but do you know how to cook it together with the chicken? Because it’s delicious.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken + Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

The perfect grilled chicken recipe, prepared Mediterranean-style! The secret is in the marinade with lots of great Mediterranean spices. And the dill Greek yogurt sauce is a must-try.  I like to serve this grilled chicken with a few Mediterranean sides and salads; lots of ideas below. Be sure to watch the video for how to make this grilled chicken recipe. 

Grilled Chicken topped with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

This time of the year, what mostly occupies my mind are things like the farmers’ market, warm weather dinners, and firing up the grill. And one of my absolute favorite grilled dinners is this Mediterranean grilled chicken with a side of Greek dill yogurt sauce…and while the grill is on, I don’t mind throwing on whatever vegetables I can get my hands on to make a lovely large grilled vegetables platter.

I’m telling you, this is summer dinners at their finest! And luckily, so easy to pull off!

Plate of Grilled Chicken with a bowl of Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce on the side

Why this Grilled Chicken Recipe works

I like to use boneless skinless chicken thighs in this grilled chicken recipe. It’s a personal preference; and I feel that you simply can’t go wrong with boneless thighs, they are cheaper and juicier than chicken breasts.

But the big secret is really in the spices and marinade!

Raw chicken being marinated in a dish

To give it bold Mediterranean flavors, I make a nice rub with lots of minced garlic and spices like allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Then the spiced chicken thighs are placed in a large dish with lemon juice, olive oil and red onions. I prefer to let the chicken marinate in the fridge overnight, but if that is not possible, then for 2-4 hours or so before grilling.

Dish of Mediterranean Grilled Chicken served with pita bread on the side

When I made this grilled chicken last week, I almost whipped up a side of Tzatziki sauce (which would have been excellent), but  I took a little detour and made this dill Greek yogurt dip or sauce on the side.

There are many easy savory Greek yogurt applications that I enjoy, this dill Greek yogurt sauce is certainly one of them. Two ingredient stars: dill and garlic! If you are garlic-shy or garlic-friendly,  you can certainly adjust the amount of garlic to your liking.

Container of Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

Every bite of this juicy, flavor-packed grilled chicken coupled with the dill yogurt sauce is absolute bliss! I hope you give it a try this weekend or sometime soon.

Greek Chicken with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

AUTHOR NOTES

Heart healthy and full flavored…it’s Greek to you! Marinated for moistness, chicken breasts say “opaa” when sauced with tangy low-fat yogurt spiked with fresh herbs and the Vitamin C and Limonene of lemon juice and lemon peel.

  • SERVES4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons oregano and parsley, finely chopped
  • clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

In This Recipe

Directions
  1. Combine the yogurt, lemon peel and juice, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Put the chicken into a dish and spread about ¼ cup of the yogurt sauce over the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate the remaining yogurt sauce.
  3. Place the chicken on a rack in a baking pan and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn the oven on to broil and continue cooking about 5 minutes, until the chicken is browned and cooked through. (Adjust the rack higher if necessary)
  5. Spoon the remaining yogurt sauce over the chicken and serve with veggie confetti salad.
  6. Per serving: 229 calories, 38 gm protein, 7 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm fat, 1 gm sat, 1 gm mono, 96 mg cholesterol,1 gm fiber, 273 mg sodium

Greek Yogurt Sauce

This Greek yogurt sauce recipe is so versatile and can compliment almost any Mediterranean dishes with flavorful hints of garlic, cumin, and lemon juice.

Creamy Greek Yogurt sauce with pepper sprinkled on top and a lemon in the background

How To Make Greek Yogurt Sauce

  1. Sometimes you just crave something unique and you can’t find it anywhere in the store. So you know what? You just make it yourself! That’s how I came up with this dip.
  2. I adore the earthy spice of cumin and garlic. And I can’t find any dips that feature it as prominently as I was hoping. So I made my own dip! It is incredible. You won’t believe how flavorful it is.
  3. This Greek yogurt sauce is a great dip when I want to spice up any Mediterranean dish. It goes well with grilled kebabs, gyros, or any Greek salad.
  4. Greek yogurt makes a perfect dip because it’s already thick and creamy. This recipe couldn’t be any easier.

An overhead view of the ingredients for Greek yogurt sauce - Greek yogurt, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon and cumin

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Garlic clove
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Lemon juice

Instructions:

This is such a cinch! There are really just two steps.

1. Place the Greek yogurt, pressed garlic, salt, black pepper, cumin, and lemon juice in a small bowl.

2. Whisk all the ingredients together until well incorporated. Serve chilled.

Adding lemon juice to the yogurt, garlic and spices

How long does Greek yogurt sauce last?

Keep this yogurt in an airtight container in your refrigerator. If you do that, it will last for up to two weeks. But keep in mind it will have the best taste and texture in the first 7 days. After that, the quality will diminish, even though it will still be safe to eat.

What to serve with Greek yogurt sauce

You can serve any type of meat or veggie with this sauce. My family loves dipping grilled chicken kababs in it. I’m a fan of raw veggies. 

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