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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers with Halloumi & Preserved Lemon over Fruited Curry Couscous

 

Chicken:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
  • 3 T pomegranate molasses*
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 package Halloumi cheese, cubed**
  • 1 preserved lemon, sliced***
  • Salt & pepper
  • Skewers

Directions:

Whisk together molasses, lemon zest, and olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper and toss with chicken.  Let marinade for at least 30 minutes.  Skewer chicken and grill 2-3 minutes per side until cooked through.  Add preserved lemon and haloumi cheese to skewer and grill another 1-2 minutes until cheese is charred.

 

*Pomegranate molasses can be found at the Dekalb Farmer's Market and The Cook's Warehouse

**Halloumi cheese is a Greek grilling cheese that can be found at the Dekalb Farmer's Market and Jerusalem Bakery in Alpharetta

**Preserved lemon can be purchased at Bella Cucina or made from scratch via http://www.squashblossomkitchens.com/blog/2012/04/04/preserved-lemons/

 

Couscous:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T curry powder
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1/4 cup dried fruits, chopped
  • 1/4 cup nuts, chopped

Directions:

Bring water to a boil.  Add couscous and let stand covered for 5 minutes until the water has been absorbed.  Whisk together oil and spices.  Fluff couscous with fork and toss with spiced oil, dried fruits, and nuts. 

 

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