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Moroccan Chicken Kabobs

Moroccan Chicken Kabobs

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We have been digging or should I say grubbing on these Moroccan chicken kabobs since we first made them during a camping trip we took in May.  They are a party in your mouth, and a crowd pleaser!

Moroccan Chicken Kabobs | Chez Us

I started working on this recipe when the folks at Tillamook surprised us with a delivery of their Farmstyle Greek Yogurt.  We are big Greek yogurt fans for eating as well as to cook with;  but, I have to say they have really outdone themselves with this yogurt.  It is ultra creamy, and not overly tangy.  That just drives me crazy when a Greek yogurt is too tangy or tart.  The texture is thick making it great for baking as well as this marinade that has been inspired by a longing to go to Morocco.

I seasoned this marinade with lots of harissa as well as a smoky paprika and some fresh ginger and cilantro.  It is rather thick, almost paste-like, which is great as it really hangs onto the chunks of chicken.  Yogurt is a great base for marinades as not only does it add flavor, but it makes the meat moist.  The chicken did not dry out at all during grilling.

While this recipe was amazingly cooked over a campfire, it is just as good when you use your home grill!  Serve with cucumber salad, hummus, and flatbread to make a complete and light summer meal.

Sally, this sounds amazing, not to mention the perfect char!

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Moroccan Chicken Kabobs

serves 4



Food processor



1 1/2 pounds chicken breast cut into bite-sized cubes

2 garlic cloves

1 small knob of ginger (about 1/4 of the size of my thumb)

1 tablespoon powdered harissa

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 cup Tillamook farm-style greek yogurt

kosher salt to taste

2 lemons, cut in half

medium red onion

large cherry tomatoes

How To:

Place all ingredients except for the chicken and lemons into a food processor, blend until mixed well.

Place the chicken cubes into a large glass bowl or Ziploc bag, add the chicken cubes and coat well.  Either cover the bowl or close the Ziploc and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Preheat the grill to 425.

Cut the red onion into equal pieces.

Skewer the chicken cubes, red onion, and cherry tomatoes onto the skewers.

Place skewers on grill;  cook for 3 – 5 minutes, then flip.

Place the lemon halves onto the grill, and cook until caramelized and golden.

Cook the skewers another 5 – 8 minutes until cooked through.

Serve on a platter and squeeze some of the warm lemon juice over the top.


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Holly @ The Very Hungry Blonde

Friday 5th of September 2014

I love using greek yogurt as a marinade base! Or just plain, mixed with some local honey. Yum-o!

Brian @ A Thought For Food

Friday 29th of August 2014

Besides these looking totally delicious, I'm now officially obsessed the idea of grilling garlic cloves!

Betsy @ Desserts Required

Thursday 28th of August 2014

These kabobs just jump right off the table. I wonder if it's too far of a leap to make it Florida! Oh well, I guess I have to make my own. :-)

Liz @ Floating Kitchen

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

These look perfect. Love all these ingredients. Can't wait to try 'em!


Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Oh, Denise! These flavors!