Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken Recipe

Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken Recipe
Staff Writer
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Liven up grilled chicken with a Moroccan-inspired marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and aromatic spices. Massaging the marinade into the chicken for just five minutes gives you maximum flavor without needing marinating time in the refrigerator.

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6
Servings
281
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onions
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

Mix all ingredients except chicken in medium bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade for brushing.

Place chicken in large resealable bag. Add remaining marinade and turn to coat well. Massage chicken and marinade for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Grill chicken over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through, brushing with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
122mg
41%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin E, added
2mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
126mg
13%
Choline, total
132mg
31%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
19mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
401mg
57%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
139mg
9%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
89g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.