Moroccan-Style Grilled Chicken Brochettes

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 10m
Ready In

"I got this recipe from a Low Calorie better Homes and Gardens (Spring 1998). Enjoy! Preparation time includes 2 hour marinating time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (148.6 g)
  • Calories 255.9
  • Total Fat - 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 96.4 mg
  • Sodium - 161.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.7 g
  • Protein - 35.4 g
  • Calcium - 24.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine vinegar, honey, oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Step 2

Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Cut each chicken breast into 4 lengthwise strips. Thread chicken, accordion-style, on eight 8-inches skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes).

Step 3

Place in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour marinade over chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning skewers occasionally. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade.

Step 4

Grill skewers on the rack of an uncovered grill over medium-hot coals for 8 to 10 minutes, or till chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning and brushing with reserved marinade halfway through grilling time. Or, place skewers on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil skewers 4 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Turn and brush with reserved marinade; broil 3 to 5 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

Step 5

Or, preheat gas grill. Adjust heat for direct cooking. Place skewers on grill rack directly over medium-hot heat. Grill uncovered as directed.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made these on the grill over direct medium-high heat for a few minutes then I placed them over indirect heat because they were getting black. They turned out so tasty. We loved the sweet and spicy in this recipe. This will be made again and again, thx for sharing this recipe here.

review by:
(9 Jul 2017)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I cut the recipe back to just two brochettes (1 medium chicken breast). Lovely blend of flavours. Just a bit exotic. The chicken was moist and loaded with flavour. I cooked them in a non stick pan medium heat -perfect.

(22 Nov 2016)


These were a big hit at our family dinner! Easy to make with big flavour. Love the sweety spiciness! Will be making these again for sure. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(28 Aug 2016)


Delicious! I cut recipe in half and since it is winter, I did the broiler method. Looking forward to doing this during grilling season. I will double the marinade next time and reserve half for dipping sauce.

review by:
(11 Nov 2014)


Very good chicken - used only two breasts, but they were huge. Cooked the skewers on a gas grill a little longer than suggested as my chicken was also very thick. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(27 Sep 2014)