Moroccan Chicken Skewers

with Couscous and Herbed Yogurt

  • 35 min
BBQ
Spicy
Poultry
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Have a taste of Morocco with these spiced chicken skewers with fresh cherry tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, and a mint-yogurt sauce served with toasted couscous.
Moroccan Chicken Skewers
Presented by

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Ingredients

1 cup(s)
Cherry Tomatoes
6
Chicken Thigh(s)
3/4 cup(s)
Couscous
1 tsp
Cumin (*)
2
Garlic Clove(s)
1/2 tsp
Ground Coriander (*)
4 g
Mint
2 tbsp
Olive Oil (not included)
1 tbsp
Sambal Oelek
4
Wooden Skewer(s)
1
Yellow Bell Pepper(s)
1/4 cup(s)
Yogurt
Nutritional facts
Serving per portion
Amount / Serving
Calories
626 kcal
Total fat
22 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Sodium
188 mg
Total Carbohydrate
64 g
Fiber
4 g
Sugar
3 g
Proteins
44 g

Instructions

Prepare the chicken
1

Marinate the chicken

Mince the garlic. In a large bowl, mix the minced garlic, sambal oelek, olive oil, spice mix* and some salt to taste.

Cut the chicken into pieces. Add the chicken, mix to coat and let marinate in the fridge for 10 min (or up to 2 hours).

Prepare the ingredients
2

Prepare the rest of the ingredients while chicken marinates

Cut the bell pepper into big chunks

Boil some water for couscous

Cook the couscous
3

Prepare the couscous while chicken marinates

In a pan over medium-high heat, quickly toast the dried couscous, about 2 min. This will give it a nutty flavour. Transfer to a bowl and pour boiling water over until it passes by 1 cm. Cover with cling wrap and leave for 5-10 min or until all water has been absorbed.

Prepare the skewers
4

Prepare the skewers

Preheat a BBQ or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and discard marinade. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers, alternating with bell pepper and tomatoes.**** Sprinkle with salt and grill for 4 min on each side, or until cooked through.

Garnish and serve
5

Finish and serve

Roughly chop the mint and stir it into the yogurt. Serve the brochettes with couscous and yogurt sauce.