Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Aug. 15, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Close up of yogurt chicken recipe with tabouli salad on the side.
Photo Credit:  David Han
2 hrs

Sometimes escaping the weeknight dinner rut is just a matter of reimagining familiar ingredients. The Greek Gods® Greek-style yogurt is the base for a delicious, Mediterranean-inspired marinade that’s equally tasty on chicken, beef or lamb.



  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper and chicken in a large, zip-top bag.
  2. Shake and gently squeeze bag to make sure marinade is evenly mixed and chicken is completely coated. Allow to rest in the refrigerator at least 8 hours.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine tabouli mix with 1 1/2 cups hot water, remaining olive oil and tomatoes. Mix to combine thoroughly. Allow to chill at least 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, allow chicken to come up to room temperature. Heat and lightly oil an outdoor grill or grill pan.
  5. Transfer chicken to grill, shaking off excess marinade, keeping breast and thigh pieces separate. Grill over medium heat, turning thighs after 4 minutes and breasts after 6 minutes.
  6. Continue to grill until chicken is cooked through and slightly charred, about 5 minutes more, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160˚.
  7. Transfer chicken to a platter and serve with tabouli. Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.