Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

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This grilled chicken recipe is included in my meal plan pretty much every week.  I marinate the chicken on Sunday and keep it in the fridge for whenever I’m in need of a quick, healthy meal.  It’s a very simple recipe so you can pair it with just about anything from a simple salad, rice or make it into a sandwich.



For the Chicken


  • 4 pieces of thinly sliced chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tbsp of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tsp of lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp of red chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tzatziki Sauce


  • One cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic, very finely minced
  • 1/4 cup of grated english cucumber (about half a small cucumber) , squeezed of all the juices/liquids
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of chopped dill


  • Mix all the ingredients for the Tzatziki sauce and let it chill in the fridge. **See note
  • Mix everything for the chicken and marinate for 4 hour to overnight.  **See note
  • Heat a grill pan on medium high heat and add the chicken.  Grill for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • Serve with Tzatziki, with a squeeze of lime.


  • The longer you let the Tzatziki sauce chill in the fridge tastier it gets.  You can store it in a air tight container for up to a week.
  • You can store the marinated chicken in the fridge for up to 4 days.  You can freeze it for up to 2 weeks.  Just bring it to room temperature before you grill.


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