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Spiced Grilled Chicken with Lemon

If you’re planning your first barbecue of the season, here’s a great grilled chicken recipe—spiced with cumin, ginger, and paprika.



Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 8 hours

Cook time: 6 minutes

Serving size: 2 tenders  


8 chicken tenders (or tenderloin), rinsed and patted dry (about 1 pound)

1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt

Grated rind and juice of a large lemon

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon grated gingerroot

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 medium lemon, quartered (optional)


1. Combine all ingredients, except the lemon quarters, in a one-gallon resealable plastic bag. Seal tightly and toss back and forth until well coated. Refrigerate 8 hours.

2. Heat a grill pan liberally coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade, and grill 3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in center. Serve with the quartered lemon, if desired.  

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tenders  

Calories: 175 Carbohydrate: 5 g Protein: 30 g Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 0.8 g Sugar: 3 g Dietary fiber: 1 g Cholesterol: 65 mg Sodium: 375 mg Potassium: 345 mg    

Related: Chicken Lettuce Wraps   


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Reference: “Spiced Lemon Yogurt Chicken Tenders.” Recipes for Healthy Living. ADA. n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2019. < https://www.diabetesfoodhub.org/recipes/spiced-lemon-yogurt-chicken-tenders.html>

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Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.