Mediterranean Grilled Chicken + Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

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The perfect grilled chicken instruction, ready Mediterranean-style! the key is within the marinade with innumerable nice Mediterranean spices. and also the dill Greek dairy product sauce may be a must-try. i prefer to serve this grilled chicken with some Mediterranean sides and salads; innumerable concepts below. make sure to observe the video for the way to create this grilled chicken instruction. 


I like to use deboned skinless chicken thighs during this grilled chicken instruction. It’s a private preference; and that i feel that you simply simply can’t fail with deboned thighs, they're cheaper and juicier than chicken breasts.

To give it daring Mediterranean flavors, I build a pleasant rub with innumerable minced garlic and spices like allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Then the spiced chicken thighs ar placed in an exceedingly giant dish with juice, vegetable oil and red onions. I opt to let the chicken steep within the refrigerator long, however if that's uphill, then for 2-4 hours around before cooking.

When I created this grilled chicken last week, I nearly whipped up a aspect of Tzatziki sauce (which would are excellent), however  I took a bit detour and created this dill Greek dairy product dip or sauce on the aspect.

There ar several simple savory Greek dairy product applications that I relish, this dill Greek dairy product sauce is definitely one in every of them. 2 ingredient stars: dill and garlic! If you're garlic-shy or garlic-friendly, you'll definitely change the quantity of garlic to your feeling.





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:

  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground green cardamom
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 medium size red onion, sliced
  • Juice of 1–2 lemons

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.

Recipe From : The Mediterranean Dish



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