BBQ Chicken and Yogurt Marinade

Ottawa Athletic Club Recipe of the Week

May 22nd, 2019

BBQ season is certainly here and we’ve got a delicious recipe combining chicken thighs, yogurt, oregano and garlic to make your barbecuing delicious and nutritious. 

See below for the full recipe.
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Prep Time: 15 Mins or Passive Time 2 – 24 hours                 Cook Time: 10 – 12 Mins                 Total Time: 2:25 – 24:25 hours


  • 8 medium sized boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup whole grass fed or organic yogurt
  • 2 – 4 garlic cloves crushed and minced
  • 2 tbs fresh oregano or 2 tsp dried
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 lime for the marinade and more to garnish
  • 1 tsp of salt sea salt or more to taste
  • Generous amount of cracked Black Pepper


  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, olive oil, lime, oregano salt and pepper and whisk to combine.
  2. Have a taste to make sure it’s got enough salt and garlic. Add more if needed.
  3. Add the chicken to the marinade and make sure every piece is well coated.
  4. Store in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight preferably.
  5. When you’re ready to get cooking heat your grill to 400 Fahrenheit. If you’ve got a gas stove you can also use a
    cast iron grid and heat stove to medium-hight heat.
  6. Place chicken thighs on grill, skin side down first. Grill for 4-5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and grill on the other side for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Chicken and other poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
  8. When cooked remove from heat and place on a plate. Squeeze more lime if you like or have it with a delicious side of either a salad and some baked organic quartered potatoes.

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