Spicy Tarragon Yogurt Chicken

8 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 25 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“Tarragon is one of the most aromatic and sweetest herbs that there is. It's good with chicken and really nice in a marinade like this. A good way to mix up the same old grilled chicken recipes.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Combine tarragon, Greek yogurt, harissa sauce, garlic, vinegar, cumin, and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Pour marinade over chicken breasts in a shallow dish, thoroughly coating both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from the marinade and place on the pre-heated grill. Cook over medium-high heat until dark grill marks appear, about 7 minutes per side.
  4. Garnish with harissa sauce and a sprig of tarragon.

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Reviews (8)

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LindaT
6

LindaT

Tasty and didn't make a mess of the grill. I use a different Harissa sauce and next time will add more. Chicken was very juicy

atopmtolympus
4

atopmtolympus

This was outstanding. My first use of tarragon. The tarragon and cumin make such an awesome flavor combination. I didn't make the harissa sauce (though I think I will in the future), so I followed another reviewer's suggestion and used sriracha and some other spices as a substitute. Once I tasted the yogurt sauce, I knew I couldn't just use it as a marinade and then just toss the rest of it--so instead of grilling, I baked the chicken breasts in the marinade at 375 for about an hour. The chicken was so ridiculously moist and flavorful! And then I spooned some of the sauce (it makes a TON) over roasted veggies. I will DEFINITELY make this again.

Joce
3

Joce

This was very tasty, although I did not have harissa, or the ingredients to make it, so I just added some cayenne to the marinade to try to get some spice. I will make it again with harissa.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 316 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 2.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 56.6 g
  • 113%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1281 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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