Grilled Moroccan Chicken

I have not made chicken in a long time but today I made this grilled Moroccan chicken that was the bomb.

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

I have not make chicken in a long time and this grilled Moroccan chicken sure it was perfection. I love spices and this recipe sure used quite a variety of them.

Besides using the spices for this grilled Moroccan chicken I used one of my favorite natural spicy sauces, Mina Harissa. I used to use sriracha a lot but now it is replaced with this brand because it is completely natural and that I love way better.

You can buy Mina Harissa in red or green form. The color comes from using different type of peppers, so which ever one you like best, both are made with natural ingredients and they even have a mild variety if you don’t like hot food.

Now, this recipe calls for a lot of chicken. If you want to half the recipe go ahead, I just like to cook for more than just one time to have leftovers and use in the future. If you are having a gathering this would be perfect because this recipe will feed at least 6-8 people.

On another note, what is everyone doing for this summer? My kids are about to finish school, I am attending summer school and going to Spain this summer is just not possible for us. My vacation this year is going to be really short. Three days in Atlantic City, which I haven’t been there in years, and then the TN mountains for 2 weeks. Now that will be my only and real vacation even though I will have to work there too.

Anyhow my friends, if you like grilling and like chicken you need to try this recipe. My husband is the grilled master in our house and he totally approved my recipe. This grilled Moroccan chicken is great for any upcoming pool parties or gathering with your friends.

Enjoy!

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chickenMina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

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Grilled moroccan chicken

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs organic chicken drumsticks
  • 3lbs organic chicken breast
  • Fresh tomatoes, optional

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup Red Mina Harissa Sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 lemons, juice
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh mint or coriander, chopped

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl place the marinade ingredients and mix through. The marinade will be thick.

Place the chicken breast, not the drumstick, in between plastic wrap and use a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken to thin it out. Make 2-3 light scores on each chicken piece. This will allow the marinade to penetrate the meat.

Add the chicken breast and drumsticks to the bowl and mix in with the marinade making sure each chicken piece is covered nicely. I do this step with my hands. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for one hour or covered in the refrigerator overnight.

Preheat your grill. Add the chicken pieces and cook over medium to low heat for 5-7 minutes on each side depending on your grill. It may take slightly more time.

If using you can add sliced tomatoes and lemons to your grill the last 3-4 minutes of cooking to serve with the chicken.

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19 comments

  1. I like baked goods made with wholegrain and blueberries are my absolute favourite. This is a perfect sweet treat for me!

  2. Please mind your words! School doesn’t have to be “torture”, but if you keep calling that, you will be manifesting what you say! Good luck. I wish the best for you and that your experience will be “heavenly!” Thanks for all your wonderful recipes on this site AND on Nuts.com! 

  3. I gotta try this. Blueberry/lemon sounds like a tasty combo, thanks for the idea

  4. Blueberry and lemon and such a classic combination. Glad you used whole wheat flour so you don’t have to feel as guilty about the frosting. LOL. No kidding, this looks delicious. BTW, I love your photos, especially the ones where you’re in them, baking. I’m wondering how you do them? Do you have someone shooting them, or is your camera set up specially for this somehow?

  5. Seriously this cake is just so lovely!

  6. My favorite Spring flavors are blueberries with lemon! This cake looks fabulous! 

  7. Wow! I have to try this out this week!

  8. Such a GREAT cake!!  I love that it’s whole wheat :)

  9. This is such a gorgeous cake, Miryam! I love the flavor combo and the addition of the cream cheese frosting. :)

  10. Lemons and blueberries together are the best! This is definitely something my family would like. Thank you for the recipe!

  11. Blueberries and lemons are just meant to be together.  What a beautiful cake of the summertime, and I love that you made it with ww pastry flour – always my “go to” when baking.

  12. What a gorgoues cake!  Im all about the lemon and blueberry combo, so refreshing!  I also love the addition of the cream cheese frosting Mmmmmmmm

  13. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries and this cake looks so moist and delicious!

  14. Great recipe blog!! it is a wonderful information and also get good knowledge and ideas from this article i got for making this delicious items.

  15. This looks delicious and I hope I have time to make it in the near future. But I have to say I’m taking the time to comment because I was wowed by your photography.

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