Easy and Tasty Lemon Yogurt Chicken and My Yoga Experience So Far

Good morning! Before I get to sharing my latest recipe, I wanted to give a little update on my yoga experience so far. As I mentioned, I’m participating in Courtney’s June Yoga Challenge.

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My goal for the challenge is to start going to yoga at least once a week, though I may buy the unlimited monthly pass and try to go twice a week. I started off with the “Gentle” class on Sunday and though I enjoyed it, it was a little slow for me. On Tuesday, I tried the “Hatha” class and I liked that a lot more. It was definitely challenging at times. We did so many planks and my arms were shaking like crazy! We also held this squat like position for a really long time and my legs were screaming by the end of it. Hopefully I’ll learn the names of all the positions eventually :) .

I also really like the studio that I’ve been going to. They are very helpful both in class and outside of class, and I love that you can sign up for classes online. For anyone in the Manchester area, I’ve been going to YogaBalance. And best of all, it’s going to be a two minute walk from where I’m moving for the summer! Tonight I’m doing another Hatha class and this weekend I’m hoping to try out the “Flow” class, so I’ll let you know how it goes!

Easy and Tasty Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Moving onto food! You know what I love? Recipes that I can spend 5 minutes putting together in the morning or the night before and require only 10 minutes of cooking when I get home! It doesn’t hurt if they’re bursting with flavor either :) .

One of my favorite new dishes to make has been my Amazing Yogurt Marinated Chicken. Luke and I both think the the yogurt really helps the marinade sink in and and stick to the chicken, resulting in a delicious dish. I decided to play with my recipe and try to create a new flavor using yogurt as the base of my marinade. From that, my Easy and Tasty Lemon Yogurt Chicken came to life!

This chicken was super easy to make and got a double thumbs up. We had ours with a side of sweet potatoes – the combination might sound odd, but they tasted great together! I think it would be nice served over quinoa and paired with my Brussels Sprout Salad too.

Got 15 minutes? Make your taste buds happy and give this chicken a try!

Just chop up your chicken into bite sized pieces and mix together the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Then pour the marinade in a plastic bag or tupperware container and add the chicken. Give it a little massage and throw it in the refrigerator. Marinate overnight, or for at least a couple hours.

When you’re ready to cook, heat up an oiled pan to medium high heat and throw the chicken on. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Serve garnished with lemon slices and enjoy!

Easy and Tasty Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Adapted from Food.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup 0% plain Chobani greek yogurt
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Chop up your chicken breasts and mix together all of the other ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Add the marinade to a plastic bag or tupperware container and place the chicken pieces inside. Give it a little massage and put it in the refrigerator.
  3. Marinade the chicken overnight, or at least for a couple hours (I marinated overnight).
  4. When you’re ready to cook the chicken, heat an oiled pan to medium high heat and throw the chicken on. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve garnished with lemon slices and enjoy!
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22 Responses to Easy and Tasty Lemon Yogurt Chicken and My Yoga Experience So Far

  1. Gentle classes are what we recommend to cancer patients – definitely MUCH slower pace than you’re probably looking for! You might even like a flow class if you’re feeling feisty – that’s definitely quicker paced!

    • Caroline says:

      Yeah there were definitely a few seniors in the Gentle class which made me think even before class started that it may be too slow. I’m trying Flow this weekend – we’ll see if I can keep up!

  2. This recipe looks delicious! YUM!
    I am glad you found a yoga you enjoy. Hatha is one of my favorite types of yoga. It is a good challenge.
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  3. I started my yoga challenge today, I’m also trying to do a session once a week! I did a video today that I actually really liked from doyogawithme.com
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    • Caroline says:

      Awesome! I’d like to do a video, but I feel like I need to learn the poses a bit first and have the instructor guide me so I know I’m at least on the path to positioning myself correctly :)

  4. Good job on doing the yoga challenge! I’m fake doing it (not officially through Courtney’s blog, but trying to do it in general), and I have yet to do yoga this month. Oops! This recipe looks amazing, I’m doing this for dinner tomorrow!
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  5. That recipe looks great! I love lemon chicken :) Good luck with the yoga challenge!
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  6. I think it’s great that you’re trying to do yoga more this month :) I like the slower classes personally and switch to Pilates when I want something more intense. But a lot of my friends love Power yoga. It’s amazing how simple recipes taste the best! I like how this doesn’t take a lot of time and yet is still flavorful.
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  7. Errign says:

    Chicken looks good!

    Getting in yoga is something challenging about NH, because if you’re not in Manch or Concord, there aren’t many studios! Glad you found one you like in Manch :)
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    • Caroline says:

      Yeah I’m lucky to be moving right near the one I like! There are so many things NH doesn’t have sometimes though, it sucks!

  8. Great job on the challenge! But on a different note…holy cow! That chicken looks AWESOME :)
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  9. Whenever I pick a yoga class I try to pick Hatha or something similar to it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the stretches of yoga in general, but a girl needs some movement when rolling around on a mat haha
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  10. Amber says:

    Sounds like a great challenge!
    I’ve been slacking on yoga, though i love how it makes me feel!

    The chicken looks yummie btw :)

  11. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed Hatha yoga, even though it was challenging. When your arms shake, you know you’re getting a good workout!

    I love using yogurt as a marinade for chicken, but I’ve never tried adding lemon. Yum! This sounds like a fantastic recipe to prepare for a dinner party—a simple crowd pleaser!

    Hope you had a great weekend, Caroline! <3
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