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Grilled Tahini Chicken

My tahini chicken is marinated in a Mediterranean blend of tahini, herbs, lemon, and yogurt. Easy, delicious, and grilled to perfection!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Marinate Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 23 minutes
Course: main dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Author: Kevin



  • In a medium sized bowl combine the oil, tahini, shallot, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, herbs, water and lemon juice and zest. Stir to mix well. Scoop out 1/4 cup of marinade and set aside.
  • To the reserved marinade, add 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of water and mix. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • In a large gallon sized ziplock bag add the chicken and pour tahini marinade over, seal and massage with hands to coat.
  • Refrigerate max 4 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to 400°F. Clean grill and coat with cooking spray. Shake excess marinade from chicken and grill and cook 2-4 minutes per side depending on thickness of chicken, covered. Discard marinade and bag.
  • Serve with reserved marinade drizzled on top.



  1. Shallots vary in size, but you will need about 1/3 of a cup total.
  2. Typically it’s about the juice from half a medium sized lemon.


Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg