These North African-inspired kebabs are marinated for just 20 minutes in a vibrant blend of yogurt and spices. Served on a bed of couscous, they make a bright, exciting supper.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995


Recipe Summary

55 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together yogurt, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat grill or broiler. Blanch bell peppers in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and refresh with cold water. Blanch zucchini for 1 minute. Drain and refresh with cold water.

  • Alternate chicken cubes, peppers and zucchini on skewers. Grill or broil the kebabs until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.


Equipment: Metal or bamboo skewers (see Tip)

When using wooden skewers, wrap the exposed parts with foil to keep them from burning. (Contrary to conventional wisdom, soaking skewers in water doesn't protect them.)

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 9.4g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 4.4g; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 83.1mg; vitamin a iu 4610.7IU; vitamin c 127.9mg; folate 44.6mcg; calcium 66.3mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 55.2mg; potassium 729.1mg; sodium 363mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Amazing meal and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters in our house!!! We serve it with toasted naan bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was skeptical of a yogurt chicken marinade but I was so wrong to doubt! This is one of the tastiest things off the grill ever! We had it over cous cous that had been squirted with lemon juice and olive oil. Very satisfying and light and super full of flavor - delish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
EXCELLENT DISH I am not a cook this dish is great! You don't have to hassle with the kabobs...I marinate chicken breasts in the sauce briefly bake and serve over basmati rice. I love this recipe so much that I always make the sauce X8 so that I have extra to eat over rice for days. LOVE IT! Pros: delicious Cons: takes a while to mix ingredients Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely Delicious!! This turned out wonderfully. The chicken was so tasty and moist. I did brush the vegetables with olive oil and Mrs. Dash and added some onion pieces. Served with Herbed Chicken Coucous. Next time I will add some tomatoes to the skewers. Pros: Quick and Easy to Prepare Read More