curried grilled chicken breasts recipe

curried grilled chicken breasts

prep time: 20 minutes + marinate time
cook time: 15 minutes
ready in: 1 hour 5 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 4 oz. each


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of all fat
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 2" piece fresh ginger root, peeled and cut in 4 chunks
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, washed and dried
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Pat chicken dry with clean paper towels.
  2. Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, ginger root, cilantro and curry in a food processor or blender. Process until ingredients are minced and well mixed.
  3. Add yogurt and process until well combined.
  4. Coat chicken with marinade in a shallow dish. Cover, chill and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat grill to medium. Once chicken has finished marinating, grill, uncovered, about 7 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. The chicken may also be broiled, 4" from the heat, about 6 minutes per side.

Suggestion: Serve with rice and steamed broccoli

Per Serving: 150 calories, 1g fat, 1g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 25g protein