Saturday, July 11, 2009

Chicken With Smoked Paprika Yogurt Marinade

Over the last couple of years I've used several recipes that involve marinating chicken breast or thighs in yogurt with spices. Tonight I came up with my own recipe and it was a hit!

Chicken with Smoked Paprika and Yogurt Marinade

1 cup plain yogurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 lemon sliced thin
About 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs

In a medium-sized bowl mix yogurt, olive oil, paprika, pepper, and salt. Stir in lemon slices and garlic. Put chicken in and mix around to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour and up to 2 days.

Pre-heat grill for 15 minutes. Place chicken on grill making sure that each piece is coated with marinade. Grill until done, about 15 minutes, turning frequently.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

(Note: You can also make kabobs! Perfect little appetizers.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! I used bone in with skin on and marinated for 3 hours. Baked in convection oven 1 hour @ 325. Very good! Great color with crispy out and juicy in! Next time I will add some hot paprika to kick it up a little, or maybe cayenne, or hot sauce to the marinade.