Spiced Yogurt Marinade

Spiced Yogurt Marinade

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: Marinade for 6 pounds chicken

Use this spiced Greek yogurt marinade on chicken both prior and during roasting. It will keep the poultry moist and juicy while adding depth and rich, aromatic flavor.


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 strips (2-inch) lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor or a blender, and process the mixture until smooth. Place the chicken in the mixture and coat well, making sure to rub the marinade under the chicken skin as well.


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