Moroccan Lemon and Herb Chicken Kabob Marinade Recipe

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes

Fresh and zesty with a hint of spice, this Moroccan-style chicken kabob marinade is great for sharing with the whole family. These chicken skewers are easy to make and even better to eat!


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Moroccan Lemon and Herb Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes

Grilled Chicken Kabobs:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into large chunks


  1. Moroccan Lemon and Herb Marinade: Stir together oil, cilantro, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
  2. Grilled Chicken Kabobs: Fill FoodSaver® Milti-Use Handheld Vacuum Sealer with the marinade and chicken; turn the valve to the marinate setting, remove the liquid reservoir, connect the FoodSaver Handheld Sealer and press the Marinate button. Allow the sealer to run a 12-minute cycle to infuse chicken with marinade.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high; grease grate well. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread chicken, red peppers, and onion onto skewers (if using bamboo skewers, soak in water for 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to prevent burning).
  4. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until chicken is grill marked and cooked through. (Alternatively, broil skewers on foil-lined baking sheet.)

Tip: Use this marinade for chicken, seafood, lamb, pork, and veggies, before grilling, broiling, or roasting


Nutrition Facts

Per 1/4 recipe


Calories 290

Total Fat 14g

Saturated Fat 3.5g

Cholesterol 170mg

Sodium 260mg

Carbohydrate 7g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Total Sugars 4g

Protein 32g

Vitamin D 0.2mcg

Calcium 30mg

Iron 1.9mg

Potassium 530mg


Nutrition note: estimated 25% of the marinade is used for the chicken with the remainder discarded.

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