This quick and easy grilled chicken tenders recipe is taken from plain to phenomenal with the addition of an addictive chipotle lime yogurt. Thank you to Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms for helping me to share this recipe with you.
When you start dreaming up entrées just so you can have an excuse to eat a certain sauce, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. It would seem strange if I just starting spooning this chipotle lime yogurt straight into my mouth, right? That goes right along with my tendency to eat an entire wedge of Brie in one sitting.
Maybe those are things that I need to save for my treasured “alone” moments.
My husband and I used to buy a fantastic bottled chipotle sauce that we found at our favorite specialty store. We squirted it on everything from eggs to roasted potatoes to sandwich wraps. And then it disappeared from the shelves and we were more upset than any adult should be over a condiment.
What if I could whip up a sauce in my own kitchen that rivaled our beloved store-bought chipotle sauce? Well, that would be pretty darn awesome.
I set to work with the plain Green Valley Organics yogurt and it didn’t take long to come up with something good…okay, great. I stuck my finger in the bowl for “taste testing” purposes so many times that I needed to stage a personal intervention.
It was lunchtime and there were chicken tenders in the fridge, so I mixed the chicken into an easy spice marinade and gave it a turn on the grill. Chicken tenders are fantastic for quick meals before they cook on the grill in 5 minutes or less.
But for all things good and right in this world, please do not limit this flavored yogurt to chicken. Serve it with fish, steak, pork and potatoes. Dollop it on sandwiches or use it in a layered salad. (Eat it with a spoon…ahem.)
If you have never tried Green Valley Organics or Redwood Hill Farms products, head to the nearest Whole Foods Market, or other health food and specialty stores right away. All of the products made by Green Valley Organics are gluten-free and lactose-free, so they are a great option for people with dietary restrictions.
In addition, all of the products from Green Valley Organics and the sister farm, Redwood Hill Farms, are free of artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives. Knowing that the products are free of those questionable items makes me feel good about feeding them to my family.
Not only that, but both the goat and cow dairies used for these products are Certified Humane. That means happy cows and goats. In addition, Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm are committed to the environment, as evidenced by their commitment to recycling and their use of solar energy. These people do things well. Really well.
And then make this sauce (oh yeah, and the chicken). You won’t be sorry.
Other recipes with Green Valley Organics or Redwood Hill Farms yogurt or kefir:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Cranberry Oatmeal Yogurt Bars
Cookin’ Canuck’s Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Chicken with Kefir Cilantro Slaw
Smith Bites’ Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free Chilled Cucumber & Kefir Soup
Two Peas and Their Pod’s Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
The Tomato Tart’s Gluten-Free Hazelnut Yogurt Cake with Honied Berries
- 1 (6 oz.) container Green Valley Organics plain yogurt
- ½ chipotle pepper, seeded & minced
- 1 tsp adobo sauce (from chipotle pepper can)
- ½ tsp fresh lime juice
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp fresh lime juice
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 ¼ lb. chicken tenders
- In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice and salt. Stir to combine completely.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill.
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
- Add the chicken tenders and turn to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes.
- Remove the chicken tenders from the marinade and grill until the chicken is just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
- Serve the chicken tenders with the chipotle lime yogurt.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.