MOROCCAN CHICKEN SKEWERS

 

  • Cooking Time: 9-10 min / 4-5 skewers
  • Servings: 3
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Moroccan Chicken
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken, cut into bite size cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled + roughly chopped
  • 2 dried chile de arbol, seeds removed (or 1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke quarters
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into fourths
  • Minted Goat Cheese Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I use 0%)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  • 1. Place the chicken in a gallon size ziplock bag or medium size bowl.
  • 2. To the bowl of a food processor add the garlic, ginger, dried chile de arbol (or cayenne), cilantro, parsley, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Process 1-2 minutes or until everything is finely chopped. Stream in 1/2 cup olive oil. Pour the marinade over the chicken and toss well. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hour or overnight.
  • 3. To make the minted goat cheese yogurt mix together the greek yogurt, chopped mint, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in the crumbled goat cheese. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • 4. Preheat the grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates. Thread the chicken, asparagus and artichokes onto metal skewers (or wood skewers that have been soaked in water). I alternated with asparagus+ artichokes and then chicken, repeat. Place the chicken on the grill until the chicken is golden and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes each side. You may also cook the chicken in a skillet if needed.
  • OR on the Cuisinart Indoor Grill for 9-10 min

Notes

This is one of Jonathan's favorites (better than ABA)

Website Credit: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/spring-veggie-lemon-moroccan-chicken-skewers-minted-goat-cheese-yogurt/

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