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Spicy Yogurt Chicken

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4 to 6 servings Easy
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5 Ratings 

Ingredients (12)

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, in 1 1/2-inch cubes
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories644
  • Fat50.25g
  • Saturated fat13.02g
  • Trans fat0.19g
  • Carbs7.06g
  • Fiber1.14g
  • Sugar3.55g
  • Protein40.22g
  • Cholesterol230.22mg
  • Sodium743.42mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

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Spicy Yogurt Chicken

Yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, and spices make a flavorful marinade for boneless chicken pieces in this recipe adapted from Serious Eats. They’re threaded onto wooden skewers, then cooked on the grill.

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Instructions

  1. 1In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, ginger, salt, smoked paprika, hot paprika, garlic, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
    Place the chicken in a large zipper-top plastic bag. Pour in the marinade and seal, tossing to make sure everything’s well distributed. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 4 and as many as 8 hours.
  2. 2Drain the chicken and discard the marinade. Thread the chicken pieces tightly onto wooden skewers.
  3. 3Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high and generously oil the grates. Grill the skewers until they’re well browned on all sides and center of chicken registers between 160 and 165°F on an instant-read thermometer, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer skewers to platter and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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