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Yogurt Chicken Kebabs Recipe

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 238
Protein 36g
Fat 9g
Carbs 2g
Total Time 2 hours 18 minutes

This is part 2 of a 4-part recipe series with my friends from Yoplait on 4 easy, creative ways to incorporate more yogurt into our diets! For these recipes I’ll be using YQ Plain yogurt – it is ultra filtered milk and packed with protein. A 5oz serving has 17g protein and 1g sugar.

If you struggle with overcooking your chicken, try using a yogurt-based marinade. Yogurt helps break down the protein in chicken so it is moist and tender and flavorful with every bite. Toss in some spice and/or herbs you have juicy chicken that is properly seasoned.

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Yogurt Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 hearty kabobs:

  • 1 1/4 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Marinade
    • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (I used YQ plain)
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • juice from 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Utensils
    • wooden skewers
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for a marinade in a bowl.  Place the chicken breast in a sealable plastic bag then pour in the marinade.  Squeeze out all the air from the bag and seal it closed.  Mix and mash the bag to completely cover every piece of chicken.
  2. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour but for best results, marinate overnight.
  3. After marinating, assemble the kabobs.  Set oven to 420F.  Evenly divide the kabob pieces into 5 separate wooden skewers. Discard the leftover marinade from the chicken.
  4. Place the kabobs on a baking rack or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until the outside edges are brown and the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro or chives and enjoy with your choice of side for meal prep.  I suggest a fragrant jasmine or basmati rice and steamed veggies.

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Calories
238
Protein
36g
Fat
9g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
Fiber
0g
Sugar
1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.