Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers

This recipe takes the spice blend from the original recipe and uses it to season the chicken which is skewered and then grilled. It worked out great with the Moroccan Flat Bread and was a perfect accompaniment with the dipping sauces.

Photo by Pierre b.
Adapted from yahoo.com

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minutes

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from yahoo.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1

    tbsp olive oil

  • 2

    tsp paprika

  • 2

    tsp ground ginger

  • 2

    tsp cumin

  • 2 1/2

    tsp turmeric

  • 2

    tsp cinnamon

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2

    lemon, juice

  • dipping sauces listed in directions

Directions

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the dry spices. In another bowl, toss the olive oil, salt and pepper with the chicken pieces. Pour the spices over the chicken until evenly coated on every side. Thread on a skewer and grill for several minutes on each side. Sprinkle the skewers with lemon juice. Three Moroccan Dipping Sauces (makes 3 sauces) Mint Cilantro Sauce (Makes about 1 cup) Printable Version Ingredients: 1 large handful (about 3/4 cup) cilantro, minced 1/2 cup mint, minced 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp ginger 1 lime, juice and zest 1/4 cup olive oil dash honey sea salt to taste Directions: Mix all together. Harissa Sauce (Makes about 1 cup) Printable Version Ingredients: 2 cups arbol chilies, dried 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tbsp honey 1 tsp caraway, ground 2 tsp cumin 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 lemon, juice sea salt to taste Directions: Boil the chilies until soft after about 10 minutes. Drain the chilies. Slice each chili down the center and wash in water to remove the seeds. Grind the chilies in a food processor or mince with a knife until the chilies resemble a thick paste. Mix all ingredients together, adding more oil, lemon juice or honey to get to a sauce-like consistency if necessary. Yogurt Lemon Sauce (Makes 3/4 cup) Printable Version Ingredients: 3/4 cup full fat plain yogurt 1 lemon, juice 2 tsp lemon zest Directions: Mix all together.

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