Yogurt-Marinated Ras al Hanout Chicken Skewers


April is the month I’ve vowed to get my shit together. Every single day I have a different task assigned. I’ve scheduled a day to go through all of my clothes, props, old bills, etc. I want to purge! And tomorrow, is going to be a very fun go-to-the-accountant-day. Tax season is here—FUN! Honestly, I have a feeling it’s not gonna be that bad. But I do have a drink and dinner scheduled with friends so I’m hoping it’ll help A LOT.

I’m also trying to get things prepped in the morning for dinner at night. A lot of times people are like, “what do you make for dinner?” And I’m going to be 100% honest, I don’t always have the best answer. Sometimes it’s cereal, a salad I throw together, scrambled eggs, take-out. But I’ve made these about three times since I photographed them for the blog. They are so good and easy to put together.

This recipe comes from my friend YOGURT. Yes she wrote a whole book about yogurt and it’s amazing. It’s a cute short stacks book and I just love it.

I also used her pita recipe and it was the fluffiest most delicious pita ever. I made little sandwiches with it. The past few times I’ve made the chicken, I’ve left out the pita because I try to not eat too many carbs at night. So I just paired it with a salad and bam! So good.

The chicken chills out in a bowl in the fridge with a yogurt marinade filled with a bunch of delicious things like red onion, seasoning, lemon juice and more. When you’re ready, you can grill them OR you can do like I did and just bake ‘em on a baking sheet in the oven.

You won’t get that beautiful sear or char like from a pan or grill but the oven is pretty hands off (ideal for me) so I went that route.

It’s the perfect weeknight meal.

Here’s a link to Molly’s new book and her blog!

Yogurt-Marinated Ras al Hanout Chicken Skewers

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Prep Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ras al hanout
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, smahsed
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 to 2-inch cubes
  • 1 bell pepper and 1/2 red onion, chopped into 1 to 2 -inch pieces, to add to the skewers (optional)


  • In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, salt, ras al hanout, sugar, harissa, oil, onion, garlic, mint, juice from half of the lemon and about 12 turns of pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon). Fold in the chicken to evenly coat the cubes, then cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. Soak 8 wooden skewers, adding bell pepper and onion (if using) in between the pieces.

For grill or grill pan cooking instructions:

  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the skewers, turning them occasionally, until they're deeply browned on all sides and cooked through.

For oven cooking instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Cook the skewers for about 20 minutes, until cooked all the way through. Rotate them at the 10 minute mark for even baking.
  • Squeeze with the juice from the remaining lemon half. Serve with rice or salad or in pita.
Serving: 2g
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  • Reply Sandy M April 9, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I made your cucumber asparagus salad as soon as you posted it. Delicious!
    Will have to check out that yogurt cookbook.
    Thanks, Sandy

  • Reply Catherine Lee April 9, 2018 at 10:22 am

    This looks and sounds super yummy! That salad looks great too and I’d LOVE to have the recipe for it. It looks like chickpeas, cucumber and red onion but what kind of dressing or vinegarette? Now I’m starving, worst time to go grocery shopping…lol, but I’m determined to try all this out on our grill at the campgrounds! Yum!

  • Reply Kari April 9, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Yum! I always love skewers, so easy, so delicious!

  • Reply Kari April 9, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Yum! I always love skewers, so easy, so delicious!