This was very good, I used chicken breasts instead of thighs, and they were fine. Plenty of kick, I made the recipe just as written and the chile sauce definitely gives it some heat. I served with orzo, grilled corn and pepper salad from this site. Much better than I expected - oh and I didn't even bother with the yogurt, didn't miss it at all.
Spicy Moroccan Chicken Skewers
ktleyed Posted: 09/16/12
mophilipps Posted: 05/21/12
I am my own worst critic when it comes to cooking, I am rarely totally pleased with what I make for dinner. I must toot my own horn, as these skewers were absolutely awesome! I will definitely be making them again. I was worried it would be a little bland, given the simple ingredients, but the chicken was so flavorful, and I actually cooked them perfectly using a grill pan on our gas cooktop. Served with a cous cous salad recipe from Cooking Light as well- a great, light dinner for a warm, humid evening.
icancookthat Posted: 05/15/12
The spice combination for the chicken was spot on. Chicken thighs are absolutely the best choice for this meal, they stay moist and tender unlike chicken breasts. I served mine with a quick raita and some couscous. Check out my post with step-by-step photos at: http://www.icancookthat.org/2012/05/spicy-moroccan-chicken-skewers.html
kimsiler52 Posted: 05/25/13
Made this last night. WOW! Great recipe! Served with couscous and grilled zucchini. Very flavorful and healthy. Can't wait to serve to guests!
jmeleeS Posted: 06/14/12
Excellent recipe - I only marinated 30 minutes outside the fridge (and added more garlic) - I thought these were great with excellent (but subtle) flavor. I did want a bit more heat though so next time (and there will definitely be a next time!) I think I'll include some fresh jalapeno in the marinade. I also have reusable metal skewers so didn't have to worry about wood and soaking skewers. Served with fresh guacamole and steamed grean beans in lieu of the couscous, and overall we thought it was a great meal - and minus the marinade time, it came together in about 15 minutes. For two people we had zero leftovers, so if you want to feed more, you may want to double the skewer ingredients. Otherwise, perfect for summer and a weeknight meal - enjoy!
carolfitz Posted: 08/16/12
Easy prep. Marinated the chicken cubes for an hour at room temp rather in the fridge. Added a clove of minced garlic to the yogurt. Served with couscous/dried currants and grilled zucchini. Not very Moroccan?
mulletkitty Posted: 07/07/12
This is AMAZING and especially shocking b/c it is SO SIMPLE. the marinade is the bomb. I don't like really really spicy, but the title is misleading. Don't avoid them b/c you are afraid of spice. I used the equivalent amount of Sriracha instead of sambal oelek, and it was perfect. The only change I made was to reduce cumin by half, b/c I don't like overpowering cumin. And I added vidalia onions to the skewers. I served it alongside an herbed basmati rice tossed with toasted pine nuts, mint, and feta. A perfect meal. I made it again and this time it ended up marinating a day and a half -- it was even better! The only challenge was finding boneless chicken thighs, but the ease of chopping and tossing boneless thighs in this EZ marinade was well worth the hunt.
sukeedog Posted: 07/21/12
We liked this okay but I wasn't nearly as blown away by it as the other reviewers. The flavors really weren't all that bold, and the plain yogurt as a dipping sauce was pretty uninspired. We MUCH prefer CL's "Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Pesto" (Sep. 2010), which has a different flavor of course but is just a superb chicken skewer recipe. If you, too, find that this recipe isn't quite your thing, I highly recommend that one!
MMowry Posted: 06/11/12
What a great recipe. The marinade was fabulouis: sooo flavorful with a little kick. I agree with the other reviewers that the chicken thighs stayed really moist. The only change that I made to the recipe was adding some red onion to my skweers. My husband raved about this dish and we're both looking forward to making it again. It is a definite keeper!
Bethlyleshowell Posted: 09/11/13
I thought this was delicious - but I was a little surprised that it wasn't as spicy as I'd expected. Definitely something I'll make again.
HollyMcGarry Posted: 09/01/13
We love this recipe and make it all the time. It has the perfect amount of spice and the yogurt sauce balances out all the flavors. I did add lemon juice and fresh parsley to the yogurt to give it a little extra flavor and thin out the yogurt.