Saturday, June 18, 2011

Minty Yogurt Chicken - 4 points

It is a bit gloomy outside today, not at all like summer. The sky was so black this morning that I fully expected tornado sirens to begin blasting across town. This is the rare kind of summer day when a hot lunch sounds good. Still, I want those light summer flavors like mint and lemon. Solution: minty yogurt chicken, the perfect dish for a rainy summer day. I love the way the honey caramelizes along the edges of each juicy thigh, and the strong Middle Eastern flavor of the dredgings in the bottom of the pan. I got out a spoon and scraped the pan clean. I did. I couldn't help myself. It's that good.  

Minty Yogurt Chicken
8 skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp plain yogurt
4 tsp dried mint
salt and pepper to taste

1. Slash the chicken at intervals with a knife. Mix the lemon juice, honey, yogurt, and seasonings. Spoon the marinade over chicken and leave for thirty minutes.
2. Line a grill pan with foil. Place chicken in pan and pour over any remaining marinade. Cook at 350 for 25 minutes or chicken is cooked through and golden brown.
3. Yeilds 8, 4 point servings


The puppy Rufus Wainwright has returned to his rightful home. Perhaps that explains the gloomy day.


18 comments:

  1. the chicken looks so good. I am sorry you are a bit down today.Feel better soon

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  2. Very summery and flavorful meal! I like it!

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  3. Awww! Sorry to hear the puppy was returned. Perhaps you could come to a borrowing arrangement. I mean, you did rescue him from certain backyard doom. Hope this lovely chicken made you feel better :)

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  4. We remain in doom and gloom rain supposedly until Thursday so this does look most welcome indeed. I have been off the charts with points and this looks like a great place to start being vigilant again - many lovely summer flavors (and love yogurt with chicken). Sorry about the puppy...

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  5. lovely recipe like the idea of mint and chicken oh sorry about the puppy and gloomy weather hugs

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  6. The name alone made me want to make this recipe. Off to the store to get some mint!

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  7. delicious combination looks wonderful I like the flavours

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  8. I love it, I have so much mint right now. This looks simple and delicious. It'd cheer me up too.

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  9. Sounds appealing. Reminds me of indian curries that use yogurt as a base for the sauce

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  10. It's pretty stormy over here and I would definitely need some comfort food to cheer me up! This minty yogurt chicken seems the perfect one!

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  11. Sounds delicious! Great combo of flavors:)

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  12. It sounds like there are a lot of us with rough weather lately. Luckily, today is fairly clear. Time to garden while I have the chance.

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  13. Thanks for this recipe - going to make it for tea tomorrow night.

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  14. I LOVE this song. Love it. And lentils. And hummus. We have much in common!

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  15. liked the combo for marination..recipe looks great..

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  16. Made this and think it is a lovely recipe. Going to be a staple in my household. Hope you don't mind me blogging it. Thank you. Lou.

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  17. I liek marinating chicken in yogurt because it makes the chicken so tender and juicy! nice idea for a non-curry kind of yogurt chicken!

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/02/chicken-in-tomato-yogurt-curry-dahi.html

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