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Cilantro-Lemon Grilled Chicken

Cilantro-Lemon Grilled Chicken

Marinating the chicken overnight infuses it with the tangy flavor of the citrus-yogurt marinade.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half )
  • Cook time:12 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:8 Hours


  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Cooking spray


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add chicken, and seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat grill.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt, pepper, and cumin. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 211
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 385mg
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Calcium: 42mg

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