Skinny Creamy Chicken Marinade

Summer is just around the corner and so is grilling season! Here is a great creamy marinade, without all the calories, sugar, and fat! Skinny Creamy Chicken Marinade leaves your chicken tender and full of flavor. It’s the perfect solution for grilling chicken for salads, tacos, fajitas, and even by itself!


  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 -6 boneless chicken breasts


  1. Combine first nine ingredients,and pour into a large ziploc bag.
  2. Add the chicken to the bag, seal, and turn bag to coat chicken with mixture.
  3. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. (Overnight is best.)
  4. Grill chicken on medium heat.
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Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. Hi Mackenzie – I saw you yummy share at Link Party Thursday @ Somewhat Simple – Great recipe, I just pinned it – can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  2. This recipe sounds amazing! I love substituting Greek yoghurt for Mayonnaise. Pinned to serve up next week. :)

  3. Sounds great! I havent used yoghurt in a chicken marinade in a while, good idea!

  4. This sounds great! I love using yogurt in dishes!

  5. I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken. This marinade sounds great, and I love how it is healthier. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  6. Yum! That looks good…perfect for summer grilling. I’d love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We’re two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.


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