Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken and Vegetable Skewers - 6 Servings

Cuisinart original


Makes 6 servings


Spice Rub ¾ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon pinch cayenne ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Kebabs ¾ pound skinless, boneless chicken, cut into 12 two-inch pieces 1 medium bell pepper, cut into 12 one-inch pieces 6 ounces winter squash, cut into 12 one-inch pieces 6 small mushrooms (1 to 2 inches in diameter) ¼ cup olive oil 2½ tablespoons fresh lime juice

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 161 (56% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 14g • fat 10g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 33mg • sod. 217mg • calc. 25mg • fiber 1g


Prepare spice rub. Put all spice rub ingredients into a small bowl. Stir to combine. Use immediately or contain in a sealed glass jar. Store in a dry, cool place. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Put into a large mixing bowl and toss with the vegetables, oil, lime juice and rub. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Ten minutes before chicken has completed marinating, preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Grill Centro to High. Thread the chicken and vegetables onto six of the provided skewers. Fit skewers into place as instructed below*. Let skewers cook for 24 to 26 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. *Using the kebab feature : Assemble the unit with the grill/griddle plate, kebab drawers, and drip cup in their proper positions. Note: grill/griddle plate must be on unit when using kebab feature. Please keep in mind that it is very hot when the unit is operating. Turn the temperature control dial to desired temperature and preheat for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Prepare food according to your favorite kebab recipe and slide pieces onto skewers. Pull drawers to open. Place skewers into the skewer slots so the star-like shape at the end of each handle is inserted into a gear slot in the front end of the kebab drawer. Close drawer securely. Note: If using large cubes of meat or seafood, you may only be able to cook six kebabs at once. Press the kebab control switch to ON. The switch light will illuminate to let you know kebabs are rotating. To check to see if kebabs are cooked, press the kebab control switch to stop skewers from turning and remove a kebab with a potholder. If more time is needed replace the skewer and press the kebab control switch to resume cooking.