Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Skewers

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Cooking with Spice

By Jennifer Newens

Published 2013

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As with the curry masalas of India, home cooks in North Africa blend their own unique mixture of spices for their personal recipes. This one highlights the use of cinnamon in savory dishes to add complexity. Quickly cooked and served with a simple herbed couscous, these skewers are achievable any day of the week.


  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp


Prepare a grill for direct grilling over high heat. While grill heats, soak 4 bamboo skewers in water to cover. Brush grill rack generously with oil.

In a small bowl, stir together cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic powder, cayenne, and 1 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, toss chicken w