Chicken Skewers with Chermoula Sauce

Our chicken skewers are made with bite-sized chicken pieces and a rich homemade chermoula sauce that is herby and spicy!

Chicken Skewers Recipe with Chermoula Sauce

Chicken skewers are a classic appetizer that goes perfectly with the keto diet. Our version includes a spicy and herby chermoula sauce that tastes incredible. Serve them with our keto pancetta salad or keto salad with Italian dressing for a complete low-carb meal.

Chicken skewers with chermoula sauce

Best Chicken Skewers

The secret to the best chicken skewers is all in the sauce or marinade. The chermoula sauce is by far the most crucial part of this recipe and it’s super flavorful!

It’s made with a blend of cilantro, parsley, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, ginger, chili, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil to make a thick sauce. Rich, herby and spicy it makes a great marinade or finishing sauce for steaks, fish and chicken.

Chermoula sauce for chicken skewers recipe

Chicken Skewers Recipe

As mentioned, the core part of this recipe is the chermoula sauce. Other than chicken breast and butter for the chermoula marinade, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/2 a lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Let’s get started!

Chicken skewers with chermoula sauce ingredients

How To Make Chicken Skewers

First, dice the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and thread them onto skewers.

How to make chicken skewers

Heat your butter in a skillet and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until it’s completely cooked and golden brown. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning.

Grab a dry pan and toast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Toss them in the pan for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.

Roasted cumin and coriander for the best chicken skewers

To make the chermoula sauce grab your blender or food processor. Add the cilantro, parsley, olive oil, garlic, toasted cumin seeds, toasted coriander seeds, ginger, lemon (juice and zest), chili and salt.

Blend the mixture until it reaches a thick sauce-like consistency. You may also need to add a bit of water to reach your desired consistency.

Chermoula sauce to drizzle on chicken skewers

Serve the chicken skewers hot out of the skillet drizzled with the chermoula sauce.

Perfect chicken skewers with chermoula sauce

Best Chicken Skewers with Chermoula Sauce

Chicken Skewers with Chermoula Sauce

The perfect chicken skewers recipe with a rich, herby and spicy chermoula finishing sauce! The perfect easy keto appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large Chicken Breast
  • 2 tbsp Butter

For the Chermoula Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Italian Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger fresh
  • 1/2 Lemon zest and juice
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Dice the chicken and then thread the bite-sized pieces onto skewers.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until completely cooked through and golden brown. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • In a dry pan, toast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds, tossing for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

To Make The Chermoula Sauce/Marinade

  • TIn a blender or food processor combine the cilantro, parsley, olive oil, garlic, toasted seeds, ginger, lemon juice and zest, chili and salt to make a thick sauce. Add a bit of water if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Serve the chicken skewers hot drizzled with the sauce.

Notes

Net Carbs: 1.25g

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Skewers with Chermoula Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 skewers and sauce)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 303
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.7g52%
Saturated Fat 7.3g46%
Cholesterol 74.5mg25%
Sodium 388mg17%
Potassium 440mg13%
Carbohydrates 1.95g1%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 21.75g44%
Calcium 26.5mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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