Students’ Cookbook: Healthy Grilled Chicken

If you are looking to eat healthy before getting stuck into all the Christmas treats, then here is a simple and nutritious chicken recipe. 

This delicious chicken can also be used as a form of protein in salads, sandwiches, wraps and more.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 cup of fat-free or low-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon  of thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic (pressed or grated)


  1. Gather all of your ingredients.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes and set them aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl mix the yoghurt, wholegrain mustard, salt and pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, thyme and garlic together.
  4. Add the cut pieces of chicken to the mix.
  5. Let the chicken sit and marinate in the yoghurt mix for at least 2-3 hours, but preferably overnight for the best possible taste.  This mixture can stay in the fridge uncooked for a maximum of three days.
  6. Once the chicken has marinated, drizzle some olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat.
  7. Once the pan has heated up, cook the pieces of chicken until they are golden brown on one side.  This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  8. Next, turn the chicken onto the other side and cook it for another few minutes.  Keep turning the chicken until both sides are golden brown.
  9. To test if the chicken is done, cut one piece in the middle.  If it is still pink then it needs to be cooked longer.

Once you have cooked all of the chicken, you can serve it next to a salad of your choice or make a sandwich or wrap with it.  If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you could even put it into a taco shell along with some salsa – this basic chicken recipe can accompany almost any dish!

This chicken can be stored in the fridge for no more than four days.  However, the fresher the chicken, the better the taste.

This dish is perfect when you have come home from a busy day and all you need to do is heat up the chicken.


Enjoy this healthy and delicious chicken dish!


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