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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken + Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce. Top grill recipe! Marinate boneless chicken thighs in Mediterranean spices, olive oil and lemon juice. Grill for less than 15 minutes, and serve with this flavor-packed dill yogurt sauce! Pin it to try soon!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken + Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce


  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ingredients

For the Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill, stems removed
  • 1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, optional
  • Salt, if needed

For the Grilled Chicken:


Instructions

  1. First make the dill Greek yogurt sauce. Combine the minced garlic, fresh dill, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Run the food processor until all the ingredients are well blended and a smooth thick sauce or dip develops. Test and add salt if needed. Transfer to a small bowl or container, cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, spices and 3 tbsp olive oil. Pat the chicken thighs dry and rub each with the garlic-spice mixture.
  3. Place the spiced chicken thighs in a large dish on a bed of sliced red onions with lemon juice and the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready, heat a gas grill to medium-high. Place the chicken thighs on the grill. Cover for 5-6 minutes, then turn the chicken over and grill for another 5-6 minutes covered.
  5. Serve with a side of the dill Greek yogurt dip you prepared earlier!
  6. To complete this light meal, add Greek potatoes or pita bread and a salad like Fattoush Salad.

Notes

  • Recommended for this recipe: All-natural ground Paprika, All-Spice, Cardamom, and Nutmeg.
  • SAVE! Create your own 6-pack of spices here Or try our Ultimate Mediterranean Spice Bundle. 
  • The dill Greek yogurt sauce will keep well overnight, but you may have to discard any extra moisture that shows up on top. Give it a quick stir before serving.
  • To be sure the chicken is done, your thermometer, testing the thickest part of the chicken, should register 165 degrees F.
  • You can use chicken breasts if you prefer, adjust the cooking time accordingly.