FOOD

Charmoula Spiced Chicken Skewers with Cucumber and Feta Salad

Grilled chicken is a fan favorite, but the key to making your skewers stand out? Using Stella Star Ingredient, charmoula, to take your flavors to the next level.

FOOD

Charmoula Spiced Chicken Skewers with Cucumber and Feta Salad

Grilled chicken is a fan favorite, but the key to making your skewers stand out? Using Stella Star Ingredient, charmoula, to take your flavors to the next level.

Ingredients

Charmoula Chicken Skewers

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

Cucumber and Feta Salad

  • 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced into half moons
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4.5 ounces sheep’s milk feta (stored in brine), cubed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Aleppo pepper

Lemony Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Aleppo pepper

Assembly

  • Fresh dill
  • Lemon wedges
  • Greek olive medley
  • Warm flatbread

Steps

Charmoula Chicken Skewers

  1. Heat broiler to high, and adjust rack 4 inches from broiler.
  2. For the skewers: Combine all the ingredients except chicken in a small food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Remove to a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup of the sauce, and toss in chicken pieces.
  4. Thread onto skewers and place on a sheet tray.
  5. Broil for 6 minutes per side, until cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes total.

Cucumber and Feta Salad

  1. Make the salad: Combine sliced cucumber, feta chunks and tomatoes in a bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil, lemon, roughly chopped dill, a pinch of salt and a sprinkling of Aleppo pepper.

Lemony Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

  1. Make the sauce: ombine Greek yogurt, minced garlic, dill, olive oil and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl and add a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of Aleppo pepper and a pinch of fresh dill on top.

Assembly

  1. To serve: Add skewers to a platter, and add cucumber salad, sauce, mixed olives, warm flatbread and lemon wedges.