North African Baked Chicken Kebabs / Kabobs


Tasty north african spiced, baked chicken kebabs also known as kabobs. 

I found this recipe whilst browsing pinterest, original can be found on closet cooking.

Changes I Made

  • I used Halal Chicken Thighs which were skinless, boneless and diced, The original recipe doesn’t state what part of the chicken to be used but I like thigh it doesn’t dry out so quick like breast meat does as it has a bit of fat which = flavour.
  • I used smoked paprika instead of regular
  • I used 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin instead of toasted cumin seeds that are then ground
  • I used 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules instead of fresh garlic
  • I reduced the olive oil by 1 tablespoon
  • I don’t have a grill so I pierced my marinated chicken onto skewers and baked at 220C for 15-18 minutes.
The original recipe says Moroccan style but I’m pretty sure any north african country could claim these as their own.

North African Baked Chicken Kebabs

Serves 4
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Total Time: 48 min


  1. 450 grams or 1 pound halal, skinless and boneless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
  2. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne (you can use mild ground chili if you prefer)
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  12. 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Add chicken and the rest of the ingredients to a medium sized bowl, stir and set aside for 20 minutes to marinate. Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 220C.
  2. Skewer the chicken and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, turning skewers (make sure your wearing oven gloves!) 2-3 times.
  3. Carefully remove chicken from skewers and serve in a naan/pita sandwich or along with chips(fries) and salad.


  1. Special Equipment Needed: metal or water soaked wooden skewers
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