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Maria Loi's Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Yogurt isn’t just for breakfast! The chef at N.Y.C. restaurant Loi serves up a main dish featuring a Greek yogurt marinade, and now you can try it at home.

Maria Loi’s Greek Grilled Chicken

Makes 6 to 8 servings

3 lbs. boned and skinned chicken breasts
2 cups Greek yogurt, strained
½ tsp. dry mustard powder
Greek olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
Dried oregano
Toasted sesame seeds
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs

1. Whisk together yogurt and dry mustard in a large bowl; add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours.

2. Wipe yogurt mixture from chicken breasts with paper towels. Coat breasts liberally with olive oil; season as desired with salt, pepper and oregano.

3. Cook chicken in batches on a lightly greased grill pan 5 to 6 minutes; turn and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Garnish, if desired.