Chargrilled Yogurt, Garlic and Onion Chicken Breast

Light and healthy, Janet Brinkworth spices it right with this simple snappy dish
By Janet Brinkworth
Chargrilled Yogurt, Garlic and Onion Chicken Breast
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 250 ml Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin


1. Mix the yogurt with the onion, garlic and cumin in a large bowl and set aside. Using a sharp knife, make 3-4 slashes in each piece of chicken.

2. Put the chicken in the yogurt marinade, turning to coat well on both sides. Cover and keep in the fridge for 1-2 hours or longer.

3. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp olive oil. When hot, drain the chicken from the spiced yogurt, and sear the pieces for 1-2 minutes on each side.

4. Turn the chicken into a casserole dish and pour over the remaining marinade. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

5. For chargrilled chicken with a sauce: after taking the chicken from the pan, return the pan to the heat and pour in a further 100ml Greek yogurt and heat through, stirring constantly. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve straight away.

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