• Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime Yogurt

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    2.2K shares 31 2.2K 11   This quick and easy grilled chicken tenders recipe is taken from plain to phenomenal with the addition of an addictive chipotle lime yogurt. 179 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP. Grilled Chicken Tenders with Chipotle Lime Yogurt When you start dreaming up entrées, such as these grilled chicken tenders, 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. But 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, starting with a base of plain 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 because they cook on the grill in 5 minutes or less. Other uses for the yogurt sauce: 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. Use it to top fish or shrimp tacos. Serve it as a dip for raw vegetables, tortilla chips or grilled shrimp. What to serve with grilled chicken: You can either serve grilled chicken straight-up with an accompanying sauce or salsa, or as part of a bigger dish. Chop up the chicken and incorporate it into a pasta salad or use it to top your favorite summer salad. Shred or chop the chicken and serve it in corn tortillas with the yogurt sauce and this slaw. Our favorite side dishes to serve with grilled chicken are Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary & Smoked Paprika, Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Balsamic Grilled Vegetables and a BLT slaw. Other easy chicken tenders recipes: Teriyaki Baked Chicken Tenders {Cookin’ Canuck} Chicken Tenders with Cherry Ginger Glaze {Cookin’ Canuck} Baked Honey Mustard Chicken {Good Life Eats} Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders {Kitchen Dreaming} Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chipotle Lime YogurtThis quick and easy grilled chicken tenders recipe is taken from plain to phenomenal with the addition of an addictive chipotle lime yogurt. 179 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP. Print Pin RateCourse: EntreesCuisine: AmericanKeyword: Gluten Free, Grilling RecipesPrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 25 minutesServings: 4 ServingsCalories: 179.7kcalAuthor: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck Ingredients The Yogurt: 1 6 ounce container plain Greek yogurt 1/2 chipotle pepper seeded & minced 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle pepper can 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1/8 teaspoon salt The Chicken: 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/4 pounds chicken tenders Instructions The Yogurt: In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice and salt. Stir to combine completely. The Chicken: Using skewers for the chicken is optional. If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes prior to using to prevent them from catching fire on the grill. 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. (If using skewers, thread the chicken onto the skewers before grilling.) Serve the chicken tenders with the chipotle lime yogurt. Notes Weight Watchers Points: 2 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 4 (Points+) Nutrition Serving: 2 Chicken Tenders + 2 Tablespoons Yogurt | Calories: 179.7 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4 g | Protein: 34.3 g | Fat: 3.6 g | Saturated Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 81.3 mg | Sodium: 244.5 mg | Fiber: 0.1 g | Sugar: 1.3 g Tried this recipe?If you make this recipe, I'd love to see it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I'll be sure to find it. This post was originally published on June 9, 2014 and was updated on July 3, 2019. 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