For the dill greek yogurt sauce:
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped fresh dill, stems removed
1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
Pinch cayenne pepper, optional
Salt, if needed
For the grilled chicken:
10 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground green cardamom
Salt and pepper
5 tbsp olive oil, divided
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 medium size red onion, sliced
Juice of 1-2 lemons
First make the dill Greek yogurt sauce. Combine the minced garlic, fresh dill, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Run the food processor until all the ingredients are well blended and a smooth thick sauce or dip develops. Test and add salt if needed. Transfer to a small bowl or container, cover and refrigerate.
In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, spices and 3 tbsp olive oil. Pat the chicken thighs dry and rub each with the garlic-spice mixture.
Place the spiced chicken thighs in a large dish on a bed of sliced red onions with lemon juice and the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight.
When ready, heat a gas grill to medium-high. Place the chicken thighs on the grill. Cover for 5-6 minutes, then turn the chicken over and grill for another 5-6 minutes covered.
Serve with a side of the dill Greek yogurt dip you prepared earlier!
To complete this light meal, add Greek potatoes or pita bread and a salad like Fattoush Salad.
Recommended for this recipe: All-natural ground Paprika, All-Spice, Cardamom, and Nutmeg.
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The dill Greek yogurt sauce will keep well overnight, but you may have to discard any extra moisture that shows up on top. Give it a quick stir before serving.
To be sure the chicken is done, your thermometer, testing the thickest part of the chicken, should register 165 degrees F.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 11.2g 4%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2%Vitamin C 10%Calcium 20%Iron 20%Magnesium 10%Potassium 10%Zinc 4%Phosphorus 12%Thiamin (B1) 5%Riboflavin (B2) 10%Niacin (B3) 2%Vitamin B6 11%Folic Acid (B9) 2%Vitamin B12 6%Vitamin K 1%
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