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Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs (Indian Inspired)

Katerina | Diethood
A super-easy, super-fast, super-flavorful entree. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are marinated in yogurt and a blend of Indian-inspired spices, and then broiled or grilled to perfection!
Servings : 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Time to Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (about 2 pounds, total) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, oil, curry powder, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt; mix to combine.
  • Add chicken thighs and toss until well-coated.
  • Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes. You can also cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  • Remove chicken from fridge and let stand for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Oven Method:
  • Set oven to BROIL.
  • Transfer chicken to a broiler pan or foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Discard yogurt marinade.
  • Broil chicken for 8 minutes; flip chicken thighs and broil 7 to 8 minutes more, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.
Grill Method:
  • Preheat grill to medium-high, about 425°F to 450°F.
  • Brush the grill grates with oil.
  • Place chicken thighs on grill and grill for 7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165˚F.
  • If using bone-in chicken thighs, cook (or grill) for about 25 to 28 minutes, flipping the chicken thighs halfway through cooking.




Calories: 352 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 48 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 216 mg | Sodium: 865 mg | Potassium: 794 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 662 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 163 mg | Iron: 3 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
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