Paleo Plan

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Garlic and Cumin

When paired with a side, this recipe makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch.  Try it with Mojo Verde for extra flavor.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes

Note: recipe needs at least 2 additional prep hours to allow time for the chicken to marinate.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbs ground cumin
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • wooden skewers

Instructions

Soak wooden skewers for at least 15 minutes before grilling.

  1. Slice chicken breasts length-wise into 3 or 4 strips each.
  2. Combine crushed garlic, cumin, sesame oil and sea salt in a bowl.
  3. Place the chicken into the spice mixture and coat each piece.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (may marinate overnight).
  4. Just before dinner time, prepare the grill and soak the skewers.
  5. Pierce each slice of chicken breast with a skewer.
  6. Grill until fully cooked.

7 Comments

  1. Erika

    This did not go over well at my house. I just made it and my starving kids refuse to eat it. :( Too much cumin and no other yummy flavor. There needs to be a dipping sauce or something.

  2. We LOVED these. Didn’t think they needed a dipping sauce at all, but if you want one, you can use the mojo verde recipe…

  3. The first time I made this I was almost out of cumin, so I used only 1 TBS instead of two and it was DELICOUS and very flavorful. I can certainly see how twice that would be too much.

  4. I’ve made this recipe a couple of times. It’s a great flavor and it goes extremely well with the Mojo Verde sauce.

    I made a couple of changes:
    Only about half as much cumin
    Olive oil instead of sesame
    About 1.5 as much oil as the recipe calls for
    2.5 times as much garlic (my family loves garlic)

    I also don’t use the skewers. I just cut the breasts in half (so that you end up with two flat pieces instead of strips). Also, a tip for marinating: put all the chicken in a gallon sized zip-loc bag, dump the sauce in, kneed it around until the chicken is completely covered, force as much air as possible out of the bag, seal, refrigerate.

  5. TatrixSaigh

    I absolutely loved this! So did my 9 year old. Can’t wait to eat it cold for lunch tomorrow.

  6. jacobapril28

    We loved this! It tasted so yum and the ingredients for the marinade were very simple and easy.

  7. This was a huge hit with my kids. I cut the chicken into nuggets and grilled indoors in a grill pan on medium-high heat. Came out juicy with beautiful grill marks.

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