Grilled Chicken Marinated in Cumin, Lemon and Garlic

Total Time
9hrs 30mins
Prep 9 hrs
Cook 30 mins

A Moroccan-inspired grilled chicken dish! Prep time includes 8 hours marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, toast peppercorns, cumin, coriander and cinnamon over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Finely grind in small food processor.
  3. Add garlic and 2 teaspoons salt; pulse until paste forms.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add the onion, zest, juice, oil and parsley.
  6. Add chicken quarters; turn to coat.
  7. Cover, refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  8. Prepare outdoor grill with medium hot coals.
  9. Remove chicken from bowl; scrape off excess marinade.
  10. Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt.
  11. Grill, turning 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
Most Helpful

5 5

Mark, this was a lovely change of pace for us. I thought I had just about 'chickened' myself out, but no...! This is a real winner. I loved the aroma of the toasting seeds. It made the kitchen smell wonderful. The cinnamon was just the right amout. I marinated it in a large Ziploc bag, and just kept turning the bag over to make sure it was all covered. Served with a tomato, cucumber and onion salad. What a wonderful meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

5 5

Just the right flavor for this hot spell we are having. I used skinless breasts cut up, marinated overnight & then skewered they were wonderful. Served with a huge veggie salad (raw Broccoli, cauliflower tomatoes etc etc) with no dressing and had Ginger salsa on the side Excellent dinner

5 5

We loved this had the right blend of spices. I made up the marinade and used it with chicken thighs. I froze the package flat, so it took little effort to thaw it out! I would definately do this one again!