Moroccan chicken skewers

* NUT FREE   * DAIRY FREE

These skewers are great finger food for a workplace function or event, or as part of a healthy summer barbecue.

Ingredients

10 skewers

15 skewers

25 skewers

Bamboo skewers

10

15

25

Chicken thigh, lean, cut into cubes

1kg

1.5kg

2.5kg

Lemon juice

½ cup

¾ cup

1 ¼ cups

Olive oil

⅓ cup

½ cup

¾ cup

Honey

1 tablespoon

1 ½ tablespoons

2 ½ tablespoons

Garlic cloves, peeled, crushed

2

3

5

Cumin, ground

2 teaspoons

3 teaspoons

5 teaspoons

Turmeric, ground

1 teaspoon

1 ½ tablespoons

2 ½ tablespoons

Cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon

¾ teaspoon

1 ¼ teaspoons

Cinnamon, ground

¼ teaspoon

½ teaspoon

¾ teaspoon

 

Method

To prepare the skewers

  1. Soak skewers in shallow dish of cold water for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Thread chicken onto skewers (leave at least 2cm free at one end of the skewers so that they can be held easily). Place in a shallow dish. 
  3. Combine half the oil and all remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir well to make the marinade.
  4. Pour marinade over the skewers and turn to coat.
  5. Cover the skewers and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
     

When ready to cook

  1. Heat a BBQ plate to high and brush lightly with remaining olive oil.
  2. Remove skewers from dish and transfer to BBQ plate.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve.

 

Tip

  • Serve with a side salad and baked potato to make a more substantial meal (we recommend providing 2–3 skewers per person if serving as a meal).

 

Healthy Choices category: GREEN (Best choice)

 

The nutritional information provided is based on the exact ingredients and method as shown. Any variation/s to the ingredients or method may alter the nutritional outcome. 

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