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Hello! I'm Deirdre and I'm a stay at home mom to two boys. Cooking for a 6 and 4 year old- day in and day out can be the best job in the world, also the most frustrating. Trying to create not only kid friendly but husband and mom friendly meals is a challenge that I've readily accepted! My Foodie Mom blog is a record of the different recipes that I've tried in the kitchen, pictures of my ventures, and cool tricks I've picked up along the way. Cheers!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Made this super easy dinner tonight in 25 minutes! The chicken was a piece of cake to toss together. The rice is what took the longest to cook. The cauliflower was also an awesome cheat using the steam fresh brand, it took 7 minutes.

25 minute rice we had on the side
7 minute cauliflower we had on the side

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (on the thinner side)
  • 1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4
teaspoon salt
  • 1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  • 1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 oz plain greek yogurt
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
In a bowl combine onion, dill, cumin, salt, pepper and yogurt. Set aside half of this mixture. Add the cucumbers to the other half of the yogurt mixture and store in fridge until it's time to use.

Sprinkle the remaining pepper onto the chicken breasts (both sides). Place chicken on a hot grill and cook 5-10 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken). Flip and grill the other side for about the same amount of time. Brush the set aside yogurt mixture on the tops of the chicken for the last half of grilling. Serve with the cucumber yogurt sauce you placed in the fridge earlier, and some fresh cilantro.

This was a really fast, fresh dinner. The combination of the cumin, cucumber and cilantro with that cold creamy greek yogurt was fabulous on top of the warm grilled chicken. The fact that we used some really quick side dishes too made this perfect for a fast week night dinner. The picture really didn't do the dish justice, you'll have to trust me it was delicious! Cheers!

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