This quick and easy mint yogurt sauce for chicken is bright, fresh, and tangy. It also works great for lamb or pita and veggie dipping!

Bowl of mint yogurt sauce for chicken in a bowl with pita wedges.

Here’s What You’ll Love About This Sauce

If you’re a fan of Greek yogurt and creamy sauces, you’ll love this mint yogurt sauce. It’s cooling, bright, fresh, and tangy, which makes it perfect for grilled chicken. Especially skewers! It’s less fussy than homemade tzatziki, too. Just stir everything into a bowl, let it sit for half hour, and have at it.


  • Full fat plain Greek yogurt.
  • Fresh mint leaves. If for some reason you stumbled upon this recipe and aren’t keen on mint, you can use fresh parsley instead. It’ll still be fresh and wonderful!
  • Garlic.
  • Lemon.
  • Ground cumin.
  • Cayenne. This adds a nice little kick, but you can sip it if heat isn’t your thing.
  • Salt & pepper.
Bowl of Greek yogurt next to other ingredients (fresh mint, garlic, spices, and lemon).

How to Serve Yogurt Sauce for Chicken

Don’t feel like you’re limited to chicken, however. This would be fantastic on a salmon burger or served with roasted potatoes. Whatever you want!


  • Mint yogurt sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. The shorter lifespan is due to the raw garlic, which is a bit of a debate in the culinary world as some say it shouldn’t be eaten after a day since it becomes acrid. But I’ve survived playing by the 3 day rule!

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Bowl of mint Greek yogurt sauce with pitas and a squeezed lemon.

Mint Yogurt Sauce for Chicken

This quick and easy mint yogurt sauce for chicken is bright, fresh, and tangy. It also works great for lamb or pita and veggie dipping!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Sitting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 16kcal


  • 1 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste


  • Place all of the ingredients into a bowl or sealable container. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until everything is well blended. Taste and season to your preference (more salt, more cayenne, etc.)
  • Cover, and let the sauce sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. (This lets the ingredients set.) Use immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days.


Be sure to check the blog post for storage tips and serving ideas!


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g