Great Tastes of Manitoba

Spanish Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Sauce

45 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground coriander
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) fresh chopped oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 4 (4) cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon (1) zest and juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) canola oil
  • 8 (8) boneless skinless chicken thighs, or4 (4) boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into thin strips

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup (250 ml) plain, Greek-style yogurt
  •  1 cup (250 ml) cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 (1) clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) fresh ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, ground coriander, oregano, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and canola oil. Mix well.
  2. Add sliced chicken and toss to coat well. Cover bowl and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat BBQ or grill to medium-high.
  4. Thread chicken onto 8 metal skewers. Cook skewers for 4-5 minutes each side, or until slightly charred and cooked through.
  5. For the Yogurt Sauce: Whisk yogurt, cilantro, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to a small bowl.
  6. Refrigerate to chill until ready to serve.
  7. Serve skewers with yogurt sauce, extra lemon, cilantro and grilled flatbreads.

Pairs well with Havana Club Anejo 3 Anos Light Rum Mojito

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