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Santa Fe Style Chicken Recipe

Santa Fe Style Chicken

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"Chicken breasts are marinated in yogurt mixed with lime and spices, then grilled for an easy, light meal. "

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a non-reactive bowl combine yogurt with the spices and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro. Mix well. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  2. Lightly oil grill and pre-heat 5 to 10 minutes (or pre-heat broiler). Place marinated chicken pieces on heated grill or broiler pan.
  3. Cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side basting occasionally with juices. Serve chicken sprinkled with remaining cilantro.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2009

Very good and flavorful marinade. Easy and simple to make. But be careful when grilling...there's no fat in this so the meat can dry out quickly and the yogurt tends to burn easily. But take it slow and this one works great. A new stand-by.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2010

As written, this recipe says to let stand for an hour. I think it needs much more time in the marinade because after only an hour our chicken didn't really taste like I had done much of anything to it. Also, I had a hard time keeping chicken from burning on my Foreman grill, so this is something I think really needs to be done low and slow. I know I will not make this recipe again as written; I will have to make some adjustments if I do. Unlike many of the other reviewers, I actually did use ground Chipotle Pepper... so maybe subbing that and a longer marinade is why they liked theirs more.


29 Ratings

May 05, 2009

Very good! The flavor was great and really present throughout the meat. I did let it marinate for a few hours. I will use this recipe again, thank you. :)

Mar 03, 2010

Really good. I baked it instead of grilled (30 minutes at 350 F). I also added some garlic powder. Wonderful over Herb-Butter Pasta!

Feb 01, 2010

This was a tasty change from the typical BBQ chicken. I never marinated with yogurt before and I think it kept the chicken really moist. I didn't have chipolte, so I used cayenne instead. Was not disappointed. Will make again.

Jun 03, 2009

Excellent recipe...easy to make and family loved it! I did not have any yogurt at home so I made it with mayo instead. DELICIOUS!

May 20, 2011

I love this recipe. Very flavorful and healthy. I use a heavy hand with the ingredients for 3 large (skinless, boneless) chicken breasts and broil for about 5 minutes per side. I only flatten the chicken a bit with my hands. Fresh cilantro is a must. I marinate all afternoon.

Oct 26, 2009

Awesome recipe! I used mayo inplace of yogurt, I also used ground ancho pepper and crushed red pepper inplace of the chipotle and it was wonderful...the whole family raved over this!


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 35.8 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 168 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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