Moroccan Chicken With Grilled Vegetables

Moroccan Chicken with Grilled Vegetables Author: Canadian Living Credits: Moroccan Chicken with Grilled Vegetables

Chicken breasts marinated with ginger, garlic and aromatic spices make for a flavourful dinner. This dish tastes better the longer it marinates, so leave it overnight if you can. Serve with our Marinated Chickpea Salad. Stuff any leftovers in a pita pocket for a quick lunch.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
Grilled Vegetables:
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 red onion cut in 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1 zucchini cut lengthwise in 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 portobello mushrooms stems and gills removed
  • 1 sweet red pepper seeded and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Method

In bowl, combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper.

Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Grilled Vegetables: In bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper  and cinnamon. Place onion, zucchini, mushrooms and red pepper on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, basting frequently with lemon mixture, until tender, about 7 minutes. Cut mushrooms in half. Place on platter along with remaining grilled vegetables; sprinkle with cilantro.

Place chicken on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes before slicing. Serve with grilled vegetables.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 229 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 288.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 946 mg
  • Cholesterol 74 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 92.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Moroccan Chicken With Grilled Vegetables