Most Delicious Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts

Once you try, you will love this recipe. It does not take most of your time. In few minutes, you can enjoy this delicious meal. It needs 5 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to cook and 2 hours to marinate. It is enough for 4 servings.

Sure, it could on your dinner list. You can marinate it during the day while you are working and when you go home, cook it in 15 minutes. This recipe is totally delicious and efficient for you to get more compliments around your little family.


Plain yogurt: 1/2 cup

Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon

Chopped fresh cilantro: 1/2 cup

Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Minced cloves garlic: 2

Ground cumin: 1 1/2 teaspoons

Paprika: 1 teaspoon

Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

Skinless and boneless chicken breasts: 1 1/2 pounds

Ground cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon

Freshly ground black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon


Mix marinade ingredients (lemon juice, yogurt, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt, cinnamon and pepper) in medium bowl. Add chicken pieces to bowl and coat to marinade. Use plastic wrap to cover and chill in refrigerators 2 hours to overnight.
If you use gas grill, heat grill on high heat. Or, prepare coals for direct heat to use charcoal. Let one side of grill to be “cool” side. Use cast-iron grill pan on stove if you have no grill.
In few minutes, grill chicken breasts over direct high heat on one side and turn over and move to the cool side of grill. Cover and cook for few minutes so that the chicken is cooked through.

Use your fingertips to test for doneness. Or, you can use meat thermometer. Remove it from grill if the internal temperature of the chicken breast is about 165 degree F.

Be careful not to overcook because chicken breasts could dry out easily.