Moroccan Chicken Kebabs


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There’s nothing like planning a BBQ only to discover that you have been using it so much lately that you are out of Gas, and there are no BBQ Rocks for the Weber either.  That was me the other night, but not to worry, Mr 8 recently bought me an electric grill plate, which he really intended for his pancakes, but I have since found to have many, many other uses.  Like cooking enough Chicken Kebabs in one go to feed our family of 8.  These Kebabs were a huge hit with the Kids and went perfectly with with this Lemon Parsley Rice and Grilled Marinated Vegetables.

Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

Ingredients:

6-8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, cut on the diagonal into strips (so they resemble tenderloins in size)

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

2 Tbl Oil

1 Tbl Honey

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

2 tsp Cumin

2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/3 tsp Cinnamon

Kebab Skewers soaked for about 20 minutes in water to prevent them from burning during cooking (unless you are using metal skewers)

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients except for the chicken strips into a large Zip-Lock Bag.

Seal the bag and swish the ingredients around to form your marinade.

(If you know me at all, you will know that the word Swish is part of my cooking vocabulary)

Open the bag and add your strips of chicken.  Swish it all around until the chicken is completely coated in the marinade.

Seal the bag, expelling as much air as you can and sit the bag in a large dish or tray and place it in the fridge for at least an hour until needed.  I like to turn the bag over any time I think of it to make sure the chicken is evenly marinated.

When you are ready to BBQ, thread your chicken strips onto your Kebab Skewers and discard the marinade.

Cook on your Grill until the chicken is cooked through.

Source of Original Marinade Recipe:  http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/7428/moroccan+style+marinade


About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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