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grilled moroccan chicken

Grilled Moroccan Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Moroccan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 396
This grilled chicken is bursting with flavor thanks to a delicious and easy marinade inspired by Middle Eastern spices!
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Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon or a quarter of a stick
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 leaves of cilantro
  • 5 leaves mint
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • If desired, chop the onion using a mandolin slicer and toss it in a hot pan with a couple of table spoons of oil and a dash of salt. Leave it to sweat on a small to medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion starts turning translucent and then toss in the chopped garlic for another minute or so.
  • In a big bowl, add the cumin, coriander, cinnamon, the onion and garlic, the salt, the turmeric, paprika, chopped cilantro and mint, squeeze the juice from the lemon and perhaps add a cup of chicken stock, water, or, if you are feeling adventurous, yogurt and mix everything thoroughly.
  • Once you have your marinade, you can add the chicken breast either whole or cut into strips using a well sharpened knife and leave to marinate anywhere between 2 and 4 hours.
  • Let as much of the marinate drip off the chicken, lightly pat it down, and throw it on a hot grill, ideally charcoal, but a grill pan is almost as good.
  • Allow to cook between 7 and 3 minutes per side on the grill, but the best indicator that the chicken is done is if you have some nice grill marks on both side of the chicken.

Notes

Recipe by Julia Jones, an avid food enthusiast who loves everything about cooking. She especially loves using modern tech in cooking that can make even a novice cook look like an expert chef. She occasionally shares her opinion about the latest and craziest kitchen gadgets on the Kitchen Gadgets Wars blog.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 396 | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 33.9g | Fat: 26.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 683mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.5mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 4.8 g | % Carbs: 4.9 % | % Protein: 34.6 % | % Fat: 60.6 % | SmartPoints: 10
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