Jun 9

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt


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.
Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt | cookincanuck.com

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.

Clearly we have issues.

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt | cookincanuck.com

So, when my friends at Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms challenged me to make my own yogurt flavor, it was a no-brainer.

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.

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt | cookincanuck.com

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.)

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt | cookincanuck.com

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.

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt | cookincanuck.com

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.

To learn more about the products, visit the Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms, sites or follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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:

Yogurt & Kefir Recipes | cookincanuck.com
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

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt
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Calories 179.7 / Total Fat 4.0g / Saturated Fat 0.6g / Cholesterol 82.9mg / Sodium 242.3mg / Total Carbohydrates 3.1g / Fiber 0.1g / Sugars 1.5g / Protein 32.7g / WW (Old Points) 4 / WW (Points+) 4
Serves: Serves 4
The yogurt:
  • 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
The chicken:
  • 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
The yogurt:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice and salt. Stir to combine completely.
The chicken:
  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken tenders and turn to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken tenders from the marinade and grill until the chicken is just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Serve the chicken tenders with the chipotle lime yogurt.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 chicken tenders + 2 tbsp yogurt Calories: 180 cal Fat: Total Fat 4.0g / Saturated Fat 0.6g

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness June 9, 2014 at 4:35 am

I LOVE chipotle/lime…and in a yogurt? YUM! You are the queen of quick, easy and healthy recipes that are DELISH Dara! Pinned :)


2 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

Thanks so much, Taylor! The quick, easy and healthy comes from pure necessity…I’m just glad my family enjoys the meals. :)


3 Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living June 9, 2014 at 6:25 am

I love spicy food and chipotle is one of those ingredients that add both smokiness and spice, so this sauce must go great with grilled chicken. Perfect for easy summer meals!


4 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

Thanks, Jeanette. I agree…the smokiness of chipotle peppers really does add something special. This yogurt is something I’ll be adding to many things I cook.


5 Ali | Gimme Some Oven June 9, 2014 at 6:57 am

Oooooh, I’d take any excuse to make that sauce too. These look great!


6 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thanks, Ali. It’s addictive, for sure!


7 Amanda June 9, 2014 at 8:28 am

I can just imagine the flavorful goodness of these tenders. Gotta try them soon! :)


8 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thanks, Amanda. I always forget how easy chicken tenders are to cook. This is one we’ll be making over and over again.


9 Meagan @ A Zesty Bite June 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

I’m always breading my chicken tenders and apparently I need to keep them as is. The sauce looks great.


10 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

Thanks, Meagan. Breading can be fantastic too, but be sure to try them grilled. They cook so quickly and have great flavor!


11 Annalise @ Completely Delicious June 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Love the look of that chicken + chipotle sauce! Yum! Going to try these soon, for sure.


12 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

Thanks, Annalise! I hope you have a chance to try them.


13 cheri June 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This looks really good Dara, love that it is pretty healthy too, love the spices you have going on here.


14 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

Thanks, Cheri. Spices are definitely important when reducing the fat and calories in recipes. I don’t think I could cook without them!


15 Bri | Bites of Bri June 10, 2014 at 4:54 am

Dara, these look the perfect dinner. Nice and light but flavorful too! Thanks for sharing.


16 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

Thank you, Bri. They make a great meal for a busy weeknight.


17 Happy Valley Chow June 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

What a fantastic recipe and those tenders definitely look grilled to perfection. Great job :)

Happy Blogging!


18 Dara June 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

Thank you. I love that they only take a few minutes to grill, but it’s the yogurt sauce that really takes the whole thing over the top!


19 Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious June 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

Your sauce ROCKS! Where is my straw?


20 Carol at Wild Goose Tea June 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I don’t think you and your husband have issues. When I merely thought my favorite store bought chipotle dressing was gone, I flipped out. I pinned this JUST for the sauce. YUM!


21 Olivia - Primavera Kitchen June 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I love this sauce and could literally eat it by the spoonful 😉


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