Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spicy Yogurt Chicken Sandwiches

I found this recipe for a spicy yogurt chicken on Good Things Catered and decided to take it one step further by making it into a grilled chicken sandwich. This marinade was quite tasty and not too spicy, as I feared it might be. The one thing I don't like about recipes like this is that they require marinading overnight and I often don't have the foresight to defrost and marinade chicken the night before.

Go gather up your ingredients...here's what you'll need:

2 chicken breasts, skinless & boneless
1 1/2 cups plain fat free yogurt
2 tbsp lemon juice
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1/4 tsp chili powder

buns for sandwich and other toppings

1. Combine all ingredients, except chicken in a bowl. Stir well.

2. Add chicken breasts. Wrap tightly and marinade in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.

3. Preheat grill to 350 or medium heat. Be sure to grease the grill first with non-stick spray.

4. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and pat off excess marinade with a paper towel.

5. Place chicken on grill and cook for 3-5 minutes or until bottom is no longer pink. Flip breasts and cook until done all the way through. This should be another 5 minutes or so.

6. While chicken is cooking, prepare the rest of the sandwich fixin's. Slice tomatoes, wash lettuce, toast buns (if desired).

7. When chicken is done cooking, slice into 1/2 inch thick slices and make your sandwiches.

*Note: we served this with the grilled vegetable salad and grilled sweet potato fries. Delicious, healthy and simple!

Bon Appetit!
The FoodWhore

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