How to Marinate Chicken With Yogurt for the Grill

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Have you ever wondered how to marinate chicken with yogurt? My father loves to grill, so when we were invited over for dinner, I offered to bring the chicken. Everyone loves grilled chicken especially when I make it with my special yogurt marinade. Yogurt is often chosen as a marinade because it helps tenderize meat. This post has been sponsored.

How to Marinate Chicken With Yogurt for the Grill
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Using Greek yogurt gives this dish an amazing richness and flavor when you grill it. Look for whole milk, plain, Greek yogurt when you shop. I generally marinate it for about two hours before we’re planning on grilling. But, you could marinate chicken in yogurt overnight as long as you keep it in the refrigerator.

How to Marinate Chicken With Yogurt for the Grill

I buy my O Organics® and Open Nature® products at my local Shaw’s, and you can also find them exclusively at all Albertson’s Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Star Market, Safeway, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.

How to marinate chicken in yogurt for the grill

I love the quality and affordability of these products. I love that Shaws believes in making their organic products affordable so everyone can enjoy them.

How to Marinate Chicken With Yogurt for the Grill

Open Nature® offers premium grass-fed, free range, and natural beef that is vegetarian fed and free of antibiotics or added hormones. It’s a key ingredient for the perfect grilling entrée.

How to Marinate Chicken With Yogurt for the Grill

The O Organics® line, available in Vermont exclusively at Shaw’s stores, offers USDA certified organic chicken and beef, perfect to use as the base for a variety of meals, especially simple weeknight dinners that work for the whole family.

How to marinate chicken in yogurt for the grill

To try my chicken marinated with yogurt and spices, stop by Shaws for all your supplies. Visit to find a store near you and discover more meal prep tips and recipe ideas.

Or, why not try these grilled chicken kabobs with vegetables.

How to Marinate Chicken With Yogurt for the Grill
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  • Open Nature® or O Organics® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Whisk the yogurt, ginger, cumin, chili flakes, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Pour it into a baking dish
  3. Place the chicken breasts on the yogurt mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. Remove from the yogurt and grill until done.
  6. Using a mortar and pestle, grinder the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and chili flakes.
  7. Add the paprika and salt and mix.
  8. Add the finely chopped red bell pepper.
  9. Blend with the olive oil.
  10. Top the grilled chicken and serve.



366 cal


32 g


17 g


5 g
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  1. Diane Hoffmaster says
    We have used yogurt as a marinade before. Gives it a nice, tangy flavor! This looks delicious!
  2. Tammy Woodall says
    This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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