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Recipes: grilled chicken with cucumber yogurt sauce

The weather in southeastern Virginia implies a short spring and a long summer. That is great news for all the “grill” masters in the area.

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This recipe combines chicken with one of the best vegetables out of the garden – cucumbers. Called grilled chicken with cucumber yogurt sauce, this recipe comes via Diabetic Living.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 teaspoons, snipped fresh mint or ½ teaspoon dried mint, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, green onion, mint, cumin, salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper.
  2. Transfer half to a bowl; set aside.
  3. For sauce, stir cucumber into remaining yogurt mixture; set aside.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken with ⅛ teaspoon pepper.
  5. Place chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals.
  6. Grill for 12 – 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through grilling and brushing with reserved yogurt mixture the last half of grilling.
  7. Discard remaining mixture.
  8. Serve chicken with yogurt sauce and, if desired, cucumber slices.