Spicy Moroccan Chicken Skewers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 20 min 4
Spicy Moroccan Chicken Skewers
Health Rating
These spicy Moroccan chicken skewers are the perfect option for grilling days!

Ingredients


1 1/2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
1 tbsp Cumin
1 1/2 tbsp Chili paste, Gourmet Garden
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Coriander, ground
2/3 tsp Kosher salt (divided)
4 thigh(s) Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless (cut into pieces)
3 spray (about 1/3 second) Olive oil cooking spray (for BBQ)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain, 2% M.F.
1/2 medium pepper(s) Yellow bell pepper (see notes)
12 tomato Cherry Tomatoes (see notes)

Instructions


1. Combine the garlic, cumin. chili paste, olive oil and coriander into a medium-sized mixing bowl, really trying to mix everything evenly together. Stir in a pinch or two of salt, and then pour the entire mixture into a Ziploc plastic bag.

2. Add the chicken to the marinade, and then throw the entire Ziploc back into your refrigerator for at least two hours (but you can go all the way up to overnight if you are preparing this in advance).

3. While your chicken is marinating, make sure that you soak your wooden skewers in water – cold water – for at least 30 minutes. This is going to prevent them from burning.

4. When your chicken is ready, preheat your grill to medium-high and spray it with oil so that the chicken doesn't stick to it.
 

5. Remove your chicken from the marinade (throwing the marinade out – do not reuse it), and skewer the chicken on each stick.

6. Grill each side for about 4 minutes until they are well done. Serve with the yogurt, salad or anything else you'd like to add to this meal. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 235
Calories from fat 117
Calories from saturated fat 19.6
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 704 mg
Potassium 459 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 22.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat 1.2
Vegetables 0.8

Energy sources


Pygal12%411.9086749376654113.2571167396059950%444.968455341755253.98442430427238%298.03049934906505163.6780673802465712%50%38%CarbohydratesFatProtein

Notes:

Quick Tips:

Optional: add vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers to the skewers by placing 1 vegetable piece in between each chicken piece for an easy way to prep a vegetable side dish. 

Serve with rice, potatoes, salad, naan bread etc.

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