This is one of our favorite marinades for grilled chicken. My Ranch Yogurt Marinade has only 5 ingredients and gives the chicken a ton of flavor.
Ranch Yogurt Marinade for Grilled Chicken Low Carb Keto THM S
I buy fresh chicken tenders and freeze them in a gallon Ziploc bag with this marinade. When we are ready to have them for dinner I defrost and grill. They are moist, tender, and flavorful.
Trying to feed my family of 7 without breaking the bank means that I buy staples in bulk when they go on sale. Whenever I find chicken tenderloins for a good price I buy at least 3 or 4 packs. Chicken tenderloins are the perfect portion size for small children.
What is the difference between a chicken breast and a chicken tenderloin?
The tenderloin isn’t a big chicken breast cut into pieces (even though you can do that in a pinch). It is the smaller piece that lies behind the breast. It really is more tender and is harder to overcook than an entire large boneless skinless chicken breast. The tenderloins tend to be a little more expensive than chicken breasts but you save on time because they don’t require you to cut off fat or pound thinner to make them cook evenly.
I love having a few easy meals in the freezer for nights I don’t feel like cooking. And on days I’ve spent hours in the kitchen developing a new recipe I’m generally tired of cooking when dinner rolls around. My freezer staples are cooked taco meat, cooked meatballs, and raw chicken tenders frozen in a marinade. I can get any of those from freezer to table in 30 minutes.
This is one of our favorite marinades for grilled chicken. It has so much flavor. My Ranch Yogurt Marinade is low carb, keto, grain-free, gluten-free, & THM FP.
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp dill
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl or gallon size ziploc bag. Add 2.5 lbs of chicken tenders. Marinade in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
This is a THICK marinade. Don't worry. Just coat the chicken with it and let the flavors meld!
You can also freeze the chicken in this marinade. Just thaw before grilling.
Originally published May 20, 2016. Updated and republished April 20, 2018.