Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken


As promised, today I’m sharing the grilled recipe where I used Stonyfield Organic Yogurt as the marinade! More about Stonyfield and what I learned on my farm visit in yesterday’s new post.

Learning to Grill

Before I get into the details of the marinade though, I must share that I’ve decided I want to get good at using the grill this summer! It’s one of those things I’ve always just asked my husband to do (and he never minds!), but recently I wanted to grill some chicken when he was out of town, and that’s when I figured out that I am not the best at it. LOL

First of all, I had to call him to ask how to turn it on. Secondly, I knew to preheat the grill but didn’t get the temp quite right once it was time to put the food on. Lastly, I didn’t realize our grill is not the same across the board—there are apparently different, more optimal, plates in the center.

For some reason, I do find it empowering to figure out how to do things on my own that my husband usually handles. Although, after the grilling experience, coupled with a baby snake experience (eek!), and the almost dropping some metal folding chairs (that were stored up high) on the car experience all in the one weekend, I was more than ready for him to get home from his “boys weekend” camping trip and take back the reins on these things. So, let’s just say I like to handle tasks like this and feel empowered…sometimes! Haha.

Despite my challenges, I did manage to come up with a tasty yogurt marinade that’s awesome on the grill. Yogurt really does do a fantastic job tenderizing the chicken for you!

I will also mention that this was another one that was great leftover in a packed lunch. Summer picnics here we come! :)

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: perfect grilled chicken pita, yogurt marinated chicken
Dietary Restriction: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Peanut/Tree-Nut Free

Active Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinate: 2 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings (Adjust to suit): 6
Calories: 185 kcal

A quick and easy grilled chicken made with a yogurt marinade, perfect when prepared in a whole-wheat pita.



For Serving

  • whole-wheat pitas
  • lettuce
  • hummus


  1. Mix together all of the marinade ingredients, from the yogurt down to the red pepper.

  2. Submerge the chicken and marinate for at least a couple hours or as long as overnight.

  3. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high. Spray the grates with oil (to prevent sticking) and grill the chicken for about 7 to 10 minutes on each side, until done all the way through (no longer pink in the middle—165 degrees F when inserted with a thermometer). 

  4. Slice and serve with warm whole-wheat pitas, lettuce, and hummus. I like to put a little butter in a pan on the stove (or on the griddle) to help warm up the pitas.

Recipe Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Can be made gluten-free with the use of gluten-free pitas or assembled as a lettuce wrap.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 389mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 7%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Amy

    June 18, 2019 at 11:05 am

    What is the side you’re showing in the photo? It looks delicious!!

  2. Momd3

    June 18, 2019 at 11:15 am

    First time using grill (charcoal) here as well! It was fun to be able to start the grill and cook the food! I want to try chicken next, I think I found my recipe!
    I’d also love to know what side you served with the chicken. Looks like Mediterranean salad with Israeli couscous?

    • 100 Days Admin

      June 21, 2019 at 9:23 am

      Hi! Keep up the good work on the grill :) The side shown here is the Couscous and Tomato Salad from Lisa’s Fast & Fab cookbook. – Nicole

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