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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt

The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of Julia of A Cedar Spoon.

This Mediterranean Grilled Chicken uses a simple Mediterranean marinade to create flavorful chicken that is grilled and topped with a tangy Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce. You will love this healthy, protein-packed summer meal. Pair this with a fresh summer salad for a complete dinner.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt
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  • 2 packages of Gerber’s Chicken Thighs (or cut of chicken of your choice)

For the Marinade

  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional for spice)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

For the Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped


  1. Trim fat from the chicken as necessary and place in a large Ziplock bag or container. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, lemon, garlic cloves, oregano, thyme, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken and massage the marinade into the meat until the meat is coated.
  3. Refrigerate for two hours in a sealed bag or container.
  4. While the chicken marinates, mix together the ingredients for the dill Greek yogurt sauce and refrigerate.
  5. After the chicken has marinated, allow it to sit, covered in the marinade for 15-20 minutes while the grill preheats.
  6. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill grates with oil.
  7. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  8. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165˚F.
  9. Serve with a dollop of the dill Greek yogurt sauce and a summer salad.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

Julia Joliff
By Julia Jolliff
Julia is all about creating quick and easy weeknight meal ideas, kid-friendly recipes and a few sweet treats. Her roots are from the Mediterranean and many of my recipes incorporate those flavors!

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