Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Skewers
I was trying to think of something creative to do for dinner, and I remembered an interesting article on marinades I read a few days ago from the flylady.com newsletter, Saving Dinner (scroll all the way down). According to this article, you need an acid, some spices, and some oil to make a good marinade, so...yogurt is acid, right?!? I asked Mike, "Have you ever made a marinade out of yogurt?" and he said, "...a marinade? Out of YOGURT?!" So needless to say, he was a little skeptical. I looked on the internet for an idea of what I needed to do, and ended up covering chicken breasts with lemon juice for half and hour to macerate, then covering it with a mixture of plain yogurt, chili powder, and tumeric. Then, I cut up the chicken and put it on skewers, and Mike grilled them for 3 minutes on each side. On the side we have broccoli from the freezer and roasted potatoes.
After his first bite, Mike's skepticism was gone! This was an excellent experiment, and I plan on repeating this. It would be great for entertaining. The yogurt made the chicken very tender, and I think the tumeric was important for imparting a nice flavor to it. I give this meal 5 stars for taste and health! I love five-star meals!