Marrakech chicken skewers with fennel date relish
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Serves 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • For chicken

    • 12 6-inch bamboo skewers
    • 4 6-ounce chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup minced white onion
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Sambal chili paste
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 pineapple
  • For fennel date relish

    • 12 6-inch bamboo skewers
    • 4 6-ounce chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup minced white onion
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Sambal chili paste
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 pineapple
    • 1 large bulb fennel, trimmed
    • 1/2 cup dates, pitted, 1/4 inch diced
    • 1/4 cup peeled, finely diced pineapple
    • 1/4 cup chopped smoked almonds
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon minced mint

Preparation

Baking Directions:

For skewers:Soak bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour prior to use. Cut each chicken breast into 3 equally sized strips. In a large mixing bowl, combine ginger, 1 tablespoon cilantro, paprika, cumin, garlic, olive oil, onion, lemon juice, chili paste and salt. Add chicken. Combine well. Cover. Refrigerate 2 hours. Cut pineapple into one 2-inch thick wheel. Lay on cutting board. Slice ΒΌ inch from one side to create base. Stand on serving platter. Thread each chicken strip onto each bamboo skewer. Place grill pan over medium high heat. Spray with canola oil. Sear chicken 2 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and remaining cilantro. Insert skewers into pineapple. Serve with fennel date relish.Fennel date relish:Thinly slice fennel crosswise using sharp knife or vegetable slicer. Add to mixing bowl. Combine with remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl.