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Yogurt Marinated Chicken

  • Author: Meagan


I’ve seen (and tried) this recipe a few times now but since I needed one to follow so that I could post it, I used this one from Everyday Food.  We use 4 to 6 chicken breasts, but drumsticks or thighs would work fine too.  This is also a great opportunity to make extra to use on a salad or in a sandwich for another meal – enjoy!



1 onion, finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely minced

3 T. EACH lemon juice AND finely minced fresh ginger

1 c. full fat plain yogurt

1 t. garam masala

2 t. salt AND 1/2 t. freshly ground pepper

4 to 6 chicken breasts


If you’re hand-chopping, stir all ingredients, except the chicken, together in a glass bowl, making sure all is well combined.  Alternatively, use a food processor or blender and blend together the onion, garlic, lemon juice and ginger, then transfer to a glass bowl and stir in the yogurt, garam masala, salt and pepper.

Add the chicken, toss to coat, cover the bowl tightly and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours – preferably overnight.

Heat the barbecue to medium, remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and grill on clean grates until cooked through – 12 to 15 minutes.  Dispose of any remaining marinade.

We enjoyed this with warmed naan bread, tzatziki sauce and grilled asparagus, but the options are endless!

  • Category: BBQ, Chicken, Marinade, Indian