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Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

Updated on August 4, 2012
5 stars from 2 ratings of Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

I work up one morning craving tandoori chicken and when I went to the refrigerator to find the ingredients I noticed I was out of plain yogurt. Still having the craving, I found the next best alternative and decided to try a new marinade recipe—this was the origin of the Strawberry Balsamic Chicken.

Using a low fat, low calorie yogurt offers a sweet base for the grilled chicken and the balsamic vinegar gives it a little tang. The combination of spices offer a little bit of heat that is offset by the sweetness.

While I have not tried other variations, one could try other flavors of yogurt along with the spices or replace the bone in chicken with boneless skinless chicken breast.

Grilling on a gas grill.
Grilling on a gas grill.
Chicken marinading in yogurt
Chicken marinading in yogurt
Skin removed and served with Indian Brown Rice
Skin removed and served with Indian Brown Rice

Cook Time

Prep time: 4 hours 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 4 hours 40 min
Yields: Serves about eight people once piece of chicken.


  • 12 oz Suger Free/Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt
  • 1/4 c Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • 1 T Curry Powder
  • 2 T Chili Powder
  • 1 Whole Chicken, Seperated into pieces
  1. Score the chicken pieces though the skin to allow the marinade to penetrate.
  2. Combines all of the spices and wet ingredients together in a non-reactive container.
  3. Rub chicken with marinade and work it into the meat then place chicken into the marinade and allow it to stay in a refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight if time allows.
  4. When ready remove chicken from marinade and grill until juices run clear. Discard remaining marinade.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: One piece of Chicken
Calories 179
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 5 g2%
Sugar 4 g
Protein 21 g42%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Mmm yummy!

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      rutley 5 years ago from South Jersey

      This sounds so good! Welcome to hubpages and happy writing and cooking!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Wow I'm sure this has an interesting taste. I'm allergic to strawberries or I'd try it! Voted up! Kelley