Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

If you are on the lookout for a super quick, flavorful chicken dish...than look no further, because these Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kebabs are a must try!  So different from the plain old grilled chicken and so super easy you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!  No marinating needed!  

I got a new cookbook for my birthday this weekend, one I have had my eye on for sometime now.  I couldn't have been more thrilled when I opened it up!  It's Cooking Light fresh food superfast and so far I have bookmarked so many recipes I can't count!  This chicken dish was the first one I've tried and I loved it.  

The spice combo is just so different, but most of you will find you already have these spices in your pantry...and the apricot jam ( I used an all fruit version ) gives it just the right amount of sweet.  I served these along some whole wheat couscous and some steamed broccoli for a quick, easy and healthy weeknight meal.  

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

Servings - 4   Serving size - 1 kebab   Points Plus per serving - 7 Points+
Calories - 283,   Total Fat - 4.2g,   Carb. 26.4g,   Protein - 34.7g,   Fiber - 0.6g

24 oz. total of skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1/2 cup apricot preserves ( I used an all fruit variety ) 
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon  
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. kosher salt 
4 metal or bamboo skewers ( which have been soaked to avoid burning)
cooking spray

1.  In a large bowl, combine the apricot preserves, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, ground coriander, and salt.  Add in the chicken pieces and coat well with the apricot mixture.  

2.  Thread chicken pieces onto the skewers so each one has an equal amount of chicken.  Spray the chicken with cooking spray on all sides.  

3.  Grill over med-high heat until done.  ( approx 5 minutes per side)  


Everyone but my husband enjoyed this chicken.  My husband doesn't like sweet tastes mingling with his meat...but he is pretty picky.  I think the spices and the sweetness gave a really different, exotic if you will, flavor to the chicken.  I WILL make this again...much to my husbands  It was just so easy and so tasty!  My only regret is that I didn't double the recipe so I could have leftovers for lunch today! 

I am hoping to be back later this week for a cookbook review and recipe for Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles...yes...they are to die for!  So stay tuned!  


  1. I'm always looking for yummy new ways to serve chicken, and this sounds delicious. I'm also pretty excited that I'll finally have something to do with the half bottle of apricot preserves in the back of my fridge. :)

  2. Happy birthday!! I love your skewers, they are so cute!

  3. Belated Happy Birthday Renee!!! I'll have your husband's cast off chicken, this looks soooo good. Enjoy your Wednesday.

  4. Making this for dinner now. I have to swing by the store to grab apricot jam and coriander. Going to serve with Quinoa and beans. :)

  5. My family doesn't like sweet and meat combos either but I know I would love this chicken dish!

  6. Yep, what is it with husbands that don't like sweet with meat?! I'll have to make this for me and my SIL - I think she'd love it!

    Happy belated birthday!!

  7. I do like sweetness with meat and I know I'd love this!!


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