Fast & Healthy Grilled Chicken Dinner Recipe

healthy diet recipesThis fast grilled chicken recipe can be made on the grill, in a skillet or with an indoor grill pan. It is a fast meal that that includes 2 super foods: sweet potatoes & yogurt!

4 Step Chicken Recipe = A Meal In 17 Minutes Or Less!

If you want to make this recipe even quicker than 17 minutes you could do step one the day before. As written, the recipe will serve 4-6 depending on how many chicken breasts you use. Feel free to use more or less of each ingredient as it does not have to be made exactly.

Keeping with the Meals In 17 Minutes Or Less theme, this recipe is definitely fast and the healthy message is:

  1. Your dinner plate is an artist’s palette. Paint a picture on your plate using color and you will be eating healthy.
  2. Include super foods in every meal.

#1 Make The Healthy Sauce

In bowl combine 1-1/2 cup yogurt, 1 bunch scallions sliced end-to-end, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and divide in 2 with 1 cup and 1/2 cup quantities.

In the 1 cup yogurt mixture add 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard, then divide in half. When you are done with the sauce you should have three 1/2 cup bowls of yogurt sauce. The one without mustard will be used for the vegetable marinade. The two with the mustard in them: 1/2 cup will be for the chicken and the other will be set aside and served on your finished dish as a cold sauce.

#2 Toss The Chicken

Sprinkle (3-4 oz.) chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Toss in the 1/2 cup yogurt sauce that includes the mustard.

#3 Balanced Dinner Includes Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini

A balanced dinner includes color, so cut one large sweet potato and one large zucchini lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices. Toss with other 1/2 cup yogurt mixture (without mustard).

#4 Grilled Chicken Meal In 17 Minutes

fast, healthy grilled chicken recipeHeat the grill (or grill pan) and arrange your chicken on the grid. Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side or until well-marked then turn and add sweet potatoes. When chicken and sweet potatoes are almost done (about 8-10 minutes total), add the zucchini. If cooking indoors and pan space is limited use another pan for the zucchini or remove the cooked sweet potatoes and chicken when done and then cook the zucchini. Zucchini will cook in less than 2 minutes on each side.

Serve with the reserved cold yogurt sauce as a condiment. YUM!

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