Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An easy to make chicken skewer perfect for the hot days of summer. Yogurt Marinaded Chicken on skewers keeps this recipe moist and full of flavor.

Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers
             We made Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers the other night when it was way too hot to think about turning on the oven or even the stove top for that matter.
It's one of those recipes that's perfect for a change up from the traditional BBQ chicken and one of my easy go to recipes for the grill.
I made this one with greek yogurt, cilantro, garlic and ginger for a flavor explosion.
The yogurt helps keep the chicken moist and full of flavor.
If you don't have plain greek yogurt feel free to use plain yogurt, I've used both over the years and they both turn out tasty.
Here's the recipe for these moist little chunks of chicken on a stick aka BBQ Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers.

In a blender or food processor combine 1 cup plain greek or regular yogurt, 2/3 cup cilantro,  5 cloves garlic (you know to keep the vampires away), 1 tablespoon freshly grated Ginger, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil,  juice of 1 lime, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Cut chicken into skewer sized chunks.
Place chicken into marinade and cover.
Marinade for 4 hours or overnight.
Skewer chicken.
If using wooden skewers make sure to soak for a few hours in water to help prevent skewers from catching fire.
Cook chicken over a hot grill until chicken is cooked all the way through and no longer pink.
BBQ Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers are easy to make.
Grab a few skewers and dig in.

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Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
BBQ Yogurt Marinaded Chicken Skewers
Yogurt Marinaded Chicken is an easy to make dinner on the grill. The chicken is made moist and full of flavor from the yogurt marinade.
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT16M
Total time: PT4H26M
Yield: 5 Servings
  • 4 whole Chicken Breast, Cut Into Large Cubes
  • 1 cup Plain Greek or Regular Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup Cilantro
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Grated
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Lime, Juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Curry Powder, Optional
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. In a blender or food processor combine yogurt, cilantro, garlic, ginger, olive oil, lime juice, cumin, turmeric, curry powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour marinade over chicken and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Place chicken on skewers and cook over a hot grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the center about 6-8 minutes per side depending on how hot the grill is.


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