Chicken with Yogurt and Cucumber Salad Recipe

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This is a simple, quick and tasty dish that our whole family enjoyed. Perfect for a summer BBQ with friends or family! Tip: Keep pounded boneless chicken from sticking on the grill by making sure the cooking grate is super hot and spray the chicken with a non-stick oil (I used olive oil) instead of oiling the grate. Also, use a large spatula to turn instead of tongs.

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Servings: 4 Servings


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  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken (about 8 thighs or 4 chicken breast halves)
  • 1 1/4 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. red chile flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • Vegetable or Olive oil spray
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into 1/4-in. dice
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallot (1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Trim any fat and remove. Working 2 at a time, arrange chicken between layers of plastic wrap. With a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound meat to an even thickness of l/4 inch.
  2. Prepare a grill for direct high heat (about 500F);
  3. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, cumin, lemon juice, salt, chile flakes, and turmeric. Set aside 1/2 cup yogurt mixture. Add chicken to bowl, flip to coat on both sides, and let sit at room temperature 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate; spray with vegetable oil.
  4. Grill chicken, covered, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn over, cover, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a clean plate and season with more salt if necessary.
  5. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine cucumber, shallot, mint, reserved 1/2 cup yogurt mixture, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve chicken with cucumber salad .


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 158g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 136  
Calories from Fat 15 11%
Total Fat 1.71g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Trans Fat 0.03g  
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 659mg 27%
Potassium 385mg 11%
Total Carbs 2.51g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 0.57g 0%
Protein 26.15g 42%
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  • John Spottiswood
    I loved this. It was light and flavorful. It really absorbs and retains that grilled flavor which I love!
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