Thursday, June 13

Mama Kat Thursday: Yummy Summery Recipe

The Mama Kat topic for today is:
"What are you eating? Share a yummy summery recipe."


For me, summer means more cooking on the grill, then on the stove, so the yummy summery recipe I have to share is one we had last night: Greek Chicken With Yogurt Sauce!
Just a pretty pic I found to illustrate
 grilled chicken
Now the original recipe was from, but the one I'm going to share is my own modified and improved version for the grill.
It's the cinnamon on the chicken and the cool tzatziki style yogurt sauce that really gives it summery pizazz!

Yogurt Sauce:
In a food chopper or food-processor add:
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped (Or one half of a peeled English cuc--no seeds.)1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
2 Tbsp fresh parsley
1 small to medium size clove of fresh garlic. (=1 tsp)
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cumin
Dash of salt
Now chop or process until smooth. Put in container and refrigerate until time to serve. This is to be put on top of the chicken after it's grilled. (It's not a marinade.)

Greek Chicken:
1 package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 bottle Italian dressing (or any oil/vinegar dressing you prefer)
1 jar ground cinnamon
(you can season with salt & pepper, too before dipping in dressing if you like)

Thaw chicken. You'll need a pan of suitable size for your chicken to marinate in.
In a small bowl: add enough dressing to dip and coat your chicken in, adding dressing as needed.
 One at a time, pick up a thigh, open it flat, dip it on both sides in dressing, then lay in marinating pan. Shake ground cinnamon over top side, then flip thigh over and shake cinnamon on other side. Repeat with each thigh. Dispose of leftover dressing.
 Once all thighs are coated with dressing & cinnamon, cover pan and refrigerate. Let marinate at least 30 min. Then grill.
(My husband cooks chicken on a heavy foil on the grill so it doesn't burn and stick to the grill itself.)

Serve chicken with yogurt sauce on top along a side of rice and/or a salad (even a Greek salad with sliced cucs, olives, red onions, feta,oregano & oil/vinegar dressing.)



Kat said...

I just came over from Mama Kat's site and I'm glad that I did. That sounds yummy! I know that my kids will love this :)

Bewildered Bug said...

Oh, this looks so good! I'm drooling over here! I love when meat is marinated nicely in yogurt - it completely softens up the meat and helps the flavour to completely get right in there!

kelley jensen said...

this sounds so yummy for a summer meal. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.

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