mediterranean grilled chicken + dill greek yogurt sauce

The perfect grilled chicken recipe, prepared Mediterranean-style! The secret is in the marinade with lots of great Mediterranean spices. The dill Greek yogurt sauce is a must-have! I like to serve this grilled chicken with a few Mediterranean sides and salads (see suggestions below!)

mediterranean grilled chicken + dill greek yogurt sauce

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE DILL GREEK YOGURT SAUCE:
  1. 1 garlic clove, minced
  2. 1 cup chopped fresh dill, stems removed
  3. 1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil
  5. Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  6. Pinch cayenne pepper, optional
  7. Salt, if needed

FOR THE GRILLED CHICKEN:
  1. 10 garlic cloves, minced
  2. 1/2 tsp paprika
  3. 1/2 tsp allspice
  4. 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  5. 1/4 tsp ground green cardamom
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  8. 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  9. 1 medium size red onion, sliced
  10. Juice of 1–2 lemons

INSTRUCTIONS
  • First make the dill Greek yogurt sauce. Combine the minced garlic, fresh dill, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Run the food processor until all the ingredients are well blended and a smooth thick sauce or dip develops. Test and add salt if needed. Transfer to a small bowl or container, cover and refrigerate.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, spices and 3 tbsp olive oil. Pat the chicken thighs dry and rub each with the garlic-spice mixture.
  • Place the spiced chicken thighs in a large dish on a bed of sliced red onions with lemon juice and the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight.