Make This Grilled Moroccan Chicken Recipe




Juicy,flavorful very delicious Moroccan Chicken Recipe (Grilled) is what you have to try and is so under an Hour/Under 60 mins to fix Lunch or Dinner! Juicy chicken marinated in easy Moroccan marinade makes this dish so good that you definitely go for seconds.




This Moroccan chicken recipe (grilled Moroccan chicken) is my favorite these days and I love to put it on our dinner table whenever I am in a hurry to fix food.


The best flavors of Moroccan chicken comes when the chicken is marinated with the Moroccan marinade for at-least 6 to 8 hrs.


Since you want the food on the table quickly you can either marinate the chicken previous night and refrigerate for the flavors to blend in with the chicken or keep it for 30 mins and then grill it.


This Moroccan spiced chicken is very easy to put together and gives you perfect juicy grilled chicken at home. Restaurant style food at home in under an hour.



Moroccan marinade used in this recipe:


The marinade is very straightforward and all you need to do is mix up the ingredients and give a good whisk.That's it.


Following are the marinade ingredients:
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Ground Cumin
  • Ground Coriander
  • Minced Ginger,Garlic and Chopped Cilantro
  • Lemon Juice + Zest
  • Greek Yogurt




delicious moroccan chicken kabobs grilled to perfection served on a white plate


Tips for best way to grill chicken:


  • Always soak the bamboo skewers for 30 mins in water before grilling.

  • Make sure the chicken is dry before marinating or else the marinade wont stick to it.

  • Choice of veggies to use in the kabobs is optional.Try using zucchini,broccoli too.

  • As per tolerance of heat use paprika and chili flakes.

  • Marinate the chicken for a minimum of 30 mins prior to grilling.The best results are achieved if marinated overnight.

  • Use ingredients as fresh as possible to get best flavors.

  • How long do you grill chicken is depending on the chicken pieces size. If you are using breast meat,cut  vertically and then pounded to thinner size the time for that will vary,than chicken cut into cubes. So depending on how you are cutting the chicken the time will vary.But ideal is to check that chicken is not pink at center and juices run clear.


delicious morrocan grilled chicken served on a place with grilled bell peppers


Moroccan Chicken Recipe


  • First prepare the Moroccan chicken rub.

  • In a mixing bowl,add olive oil,minced ginger and garlic.

  • Next add the cilantro chopped. Mix well.



Moroccan grilled chicken marinade

  • Next add the paprika,greek yogurt. Mix well till everything is incorporated well.


How to make Moroccan chicken rub


  • Add the chili flakes,lemon juice,lemon zest,black pepper powder,ground cumin and ground coriander,salt.

  • Mix well till well mixed.

  • Cut and clean the chicken pieces to 1 to 1.5 inch thick piece and make bell pepper squares,onion squares.

  • Add the Moroccan chicken marinade to it and rub well . Make sure it coats well onto the pieces.

  • Keep this aside so that chicken and veggies to get the flavors. I have kept this refrigerated for 30 mins but you can keep this overnight to get best results.



how to make grilled Moroccan chicken

  • Heat a grilling pan or outdoor grill,apple some olive oil to the grill pan and let it get hot.

  • If you are using wooden/bamboo skewers then dip it in water for atleast 30 mins or it will catch fire.

  • Thread the chicken and veggies alternating on to skewers and place on the grilling pan.

  • Keep turning on the sides till the chicken is evenly cooked and no more pink.



restaurant style grilled Moroccan chicken






Make This Grilled Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 06/22/2019
Moroccan Chicken Recipe
Juicy,flavorful very delicious Moroccan Chicken Recipe(Grilled) is what you may want to try and so under an Hour/Under 60 mins to fix Lunch or Dinner! Juicy chicken marinated in easy Moroccan marinade makes this dish so good that you definitely go for seconds.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Chicken Breast,pieces,cut into 1 to 1.5 Inch pieces
  • Moroccan Chicken Marinade:
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil / EVVO
  • 1.5 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • A pinch of Black Pepper Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Cilantro,chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic,minced
  • 1 Inch Fresh Ginger,grated/minced
  • As per need Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • Additional:
  • Onion and Bell Pepper,cubed
  • Bamboo Skewers,soaked in water for 30 mins

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add the ingredients for Moroccan chicken rub,mix well and keep aside.
  2. Clean and dry the chicken pieces,cut into 1 to 1.5 inch pieces.
    Cut the onion and bell peppers into squares and keep aside.
  3. Add the marinade to the vegetables pieces and chicken pieces,mix well to coat everything and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  4. Heat a grilling pan/outdoor grill,spread some oil on the plate.
    Thread the chicken pieces and veggies alternating on the skewers.
  5. Place the skewers on the grilling pan and keep turning on sides till the chicken is cooked and no more pink.
    Serve once done with Tzatziki Sauce.
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 00:30:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:15:00 mins.
Total time: 45 mins.
Tags: Moroccan grilled chicken moroccan chicken recipe,grilled chicken,appetizer

Recipe Notes:

  • Always soak the bamboo skewers for 30 mins in water before grilling.
  • Make sure the chicken is dry before marinating or else the marinade wont stick to it.
  • Choice of veggies to use in the kabobs is optional.Try using zucchini,broccoli too.
  • As per tolerance of heat use paprika and chili flakes.
  • Marinate the chicken for a minimum of 30 mins prior to grilling.The best results are achieved if marinated overnight.
  • Use ingredients as fresh as possible to get best flavors.






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