This flavorful lemon and yogurt marinade also features garlic, cumin, and cilantro for a delicious flavor. You can either use a glass dish or a re-sealable bag for the marinating. This recipe is influenced by Middle Eastern and Mexican cuisines and the chicken will be really aromatic and moist. The ingredients go beautifully together and you are really going to love the outcome of this recipe.
Use low fat plain yogurt if you are watching your fat intake or regular yogurt if not. Either of those would work just fine. This delicious marinade is simple to prepare and the resulting chicken can be broiled or grilled. You can serve it with a salad and some boiled rice. Alternatively this yogurt marinade chicken is good with couscous, so serve whatever you want on the side.
Like many other chicken marinades, this yogurt marinade is super-easy to put together. In fact anyone can do it. No matter whether you are a newbie on the kitchen or used to cooking for the family, you will not have any problems making this fantastic yogurt marinade for chicken. You might even like to bookmark the page so you can come back to this recipe the next time your family are begging you to make this delicious dish.
Yummy Yogurt and Cumin Marinade
Summary: Yogurt is the basis of this easy marinade recipe, and this Mexican and Middle Eastern fusion dish brings stunning flavor to your chicken. It is also very simple to prepare.
Published Monday, October 07, 2011
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 whole crushed garlic clove
- 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine the yogurt, cilantro, lemon juice, cumin, and garlic.
Put the chicken breasts in a glass dish and spoon the marinade over it.
Turn the chicken so it is evenly coated.
Cover the dish and let the chicken marinate for 4 hours.
Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray and broil for 5 or 6 minutes per side or until the chicken is 165 degrees F inside.
Alternatively you can grill the chicken. The cooking time will be the same.
Enough for (Serves 4).
Preparation time is approximately 15 min
Using yogurt in a marinade means your chicken will become extra tender, because yogurt helps to tenderize the meat. That is why it is also used in some steak marinades, so it will break down the tough connective fibers and introduce a whole new tenderness to the meat you are using. In this picture, the chicken is cut into slices and garnished with tomatoes, basil and some lime wedges. The yogurt helps to make the chicken juicy but it does not add an overpowering yogurt flavor so don’t worry about that; just go ahead and prepare this fantastic recipe.