Greek Grilled Chicken Breast with Pistachios

A quick, yet delicious creation. The chicken is easily seared on the grill and then topped off with a dollop of Greek yogurt, shredded cucumbers and chopped pistachios.

Ingredients

CHICKEN:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

YOGURT CHEESE:

1¼ cups fat-free Greek-style yogurt

½ cup shredded cucumber

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped, divided

Directions

  1. To prepare the chicken: Place a breast shiny side up with the tip facing you and the thinner side opposite your cutting hand. Place your hand on top of the breast. Hold the knife parallel to the table and carefully insert it into the thickest part of the breast, drawing it almost all the way through. Take care to keep the breast attached on 1 side. Spread the 2 halves as if opening a book and press lightly in the center to flatten. Repeat with the other 3 breast halves.
  2. Combine the chicken, oil, lemon juice, oregano and garlic in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  3. To prepare the yogurt cheese: Meanwhile, place the yogurt in a coffee strainer over a bowl and set in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Combine the yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic and ¼ cup of the pistachios.
  4. Set up the grill for medium-hot direct heat grilling. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and set on a grill rack that has been coated with oil. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the chicken is well marked and cooked through. Place each breast on a serving plate, top with the yogurt cheese and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup pistachios.

 

Greek Grilled Chicken Breast with Pistachios

Nutritional Information

Based on 4 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

314

Total Fat

12g

Saturated

2g

Cholesterol

79mg

Sodium

406mg

Carbohydrates

9g

Dietary Fiber

2g

Protein

41g