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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Grilled Yogurt Marinated Chicken Tenders

Yes!! Another excuse to bust out the George Foreman Grill. Even though the weather was telling me otherwise. I went behind Mother Nature's back and grilled up some chicken tenders. Take that June gloom!!!! I still had that big bag of chicken tenders from Costco. Amazingly enough, I've almost gone through the whole bag. There's probably a few pieces left.

I decided on a slightly Mediterranean flavor to my tenders. Added some herbs and spices to some plain yogurt and marinated the chicken for an hour.

I made a simple dijon-mayo dip to go along. I was planning on a peanut sauce, but I didn't have enough ingredients to pull it off. Still a nice meal.

Serves 2.

Grilled Yogurt Marinated Chicken Tenders

6 large chicken tenders
3 oz plain greek yogurt.
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp dry rosemary
1 tsp dry thyme
1 tsp paprika
1 garlic clove (minced)

Combine the yogurt, oregano, rosemary, thyme, paprika and garlic.

Season both sides the chicken tenders with salt and pepper, then pour over the marinade onto each pieces. Coating each one with the mixture. Set aside for at least 30min to 1 hour. This may be done in advance.

Preheat your grill.

When the grill is ready, cook the tenders 3-5 min per side. Get a nice browning on the crust.

Remove from grill and let it rest for 5 min.

Serve with some Dijon-May Dip.

Dijon-Mayo Dip

1Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Lite Mayo
Juice of half a lemon

Combine all three ingredients.


Parita said...

Love tha flavors that went into yogurt..delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

OOh, good one! These would be great in wraps too. I used to use my george foreman all the time, but now I have the cuisinart version. Its even better cause it has removeable and different plates that lets u do pancakes as well as grilling. I hate buying loads of kitchen gadgets cause it makes the kitchen look ugly when its all stuffed with things, but i couldn't be with out a griller of some kind :)

Donna-FFW said...

These flavors on thechicken sound delicious and marinated with yogurt must have keptit so moist.. Love the dipping sauce you created also!

pam said...

I love chicken that's been marinated in yogurt, it is so tender and moist!

chow and chatter said...

looks good I need to start grilling more chicken, my baby looks it, this will be good

Erica said...

Love your site!
All Your recipes are delicious. Great Job!

Patty said...

I want THIS for lunch today! I've never marinated/cooked chicken with yogurt before, I have to try it!

Christo Gonzales said...

I bet the yoghurt added a zingy twist......

Jamie said...

That chicken looks fabulous! I just copied down the recipe. It is really perfect for summer.

nora@ffr said...

yumm yumm.. i loveee chicken.. this ones soo simple and classy.. love the dipping sauce :) a must try.. thanx for sharing.. cheers!!

theUngourmet said...

Jenn- This look really great! I am loving the yogurt dip you put together for the chicken!

I use my Foreman Grill constantly. I don't know what I'd do without it!

Anonymous said...

The yogurt marinade sounds wonderful for these delicious grilled chicken!

Anonymous said...

What an easy recipe. Looks great.

Teanna said...

Those are GORGEOUS! I love anything marinated in yogurt, it is so creamy and delicious!

Jen @ said...

These look wonderful! Now I'm wishing I had a George Foreman grill like you - it is raining and I don't feel like braving the weather to use my outdoor grill! Love the idea of marinating with the greek yogurt... I love that stuff!

teresa said...

Mmmm, this looks so good! I love the Greek flavors!

Pooja said...

The grilled chicken tenders look so good! Loved the dip too! Dijon mustard is one of my favourites!

Bob said...

Looks great! I have a Foreman grill, but almost never use it. I really should...

Heather S-G said...

Yummy! I currently have some chicken marinating in yogurt in the fridge (mind mesh again)!!!

The Duo Dishes said...

We've heard much about yogurt marinated chicken. It always looks tender and juicy. Save!

Jenn said...

Parita, hummingbird appetite, sophie, Teanna, Teresa: Thanks.

Heavenly Housewife: I sould love to that the cuisine art grill. I saw that in Williams-Sonoma, I nearly fainted.

Donna: yes, moist and tender after cooking.

Pam: =)

Chow and chatter: Yes, it's time to get your grill ready.

Erica: Thanks for visiting.

Patty: It's really good. I love the flavors in it.

doggy: It did!

Jamie: Enjoy!! =)

Nora: No Problem.

the ungourmet: I'm so glad I didn't give the thing away.

5 Star Foodie: it is.

Jen: I'm loving the yogurt a lot!

Pooja; i love dijon mustard too!

Bob: you can do so much with it.

girlichef: Not again. LOL.

Duo Dishes: You should really try it. It's awesome!!

Delectable Dining said...

These look really good! I love the flavors you used.

Diana said...

Totally acceptable dinner for June gloom! Sure to brighten up the foulest of days!

Still, I really want my sunshine back. :(

Reeni said...

It's gloomy here, too! These would sure cheer me up! I bet the yogurt makes them tender, and that creamy dipping sauce sounds rich and delicious.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Don't you just love the yogurt marinade-try using some tandoori masala next time(try getting the organic masala,it doesn't have the RED colour)

Anonymous said...

Love the foreman grill and love this recipe!


Jenn said...

Delectable Dining: Thanks.

Diana: Same here.

Reeni: It definitely put a nice summery feel into my house.

Sweta: I'd love to try some tandoori masala.

Eric: I love my grill!!

Daily Spud said...

Nice job - sometimes a girl has indeed got to take charge and not be defeated by the June gloom.

Anonymous said...

Heads up: I'm coming over tonight to steal your grill to make this amazing chicken tenders. At least I can be guaranteed they won't be undercooked!

Screamin' Mama said...

Wow what an easy and quick recipe. I will definitely have to try this. Love the dip!

Juliana said...

This is nice...I think I can have these chicken tenders without the dip. Sound and look delicious...yummie! Nice pictures!

Jenn said...

Daily Spud: Yes, indeed!!

burpandslurp: You're more than welcomed to come over!!

Screamin' Mama: You'll love this.

Juliana: Thanks.

lisaiscooking said...

The dijon dip sounds great with the herbs on the chicken. Looks delicious!

Jenn said...

lisaiscooking: Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Okay. I am Eric's wife's cousin and I like looking at his blog and letting my mouth water over all the delightful food. I found your blog through his and I actually made this chicken recipe for dinner the other day. It was DELicious!!! Plus so simple and easy, and I already had all the ingredients. Perfect. I will be trying out more of your recipes for sure :) Thanks for posting!

Jenn said...

alayne: Thank you so much for stopping by. I loved the flavor the yogurt brought out in the chicken. I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe. Please stop by often.

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