Skewered Chicken & Chorizo With Cumin Aioli

Total Time
12hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 hrs

Oh yum! A bit of preparation and marinading time involved but SO tasty. From TASTE Magazine **UPDATE: May 1/08 - After two great reviews that skipped the marinating part of this recipe, I had to try that out for myself and guess what - it's great without that step! I still used some olive oil to baste with before sticking on the grill but no more marinating for me now on! You can also add just a sprinkling of garlic salt to the chicken before grilling to add flavour to it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Starting and ending with chorizo, thread the skewers with alternating pieces of chorizo and chicken. Set the skewers in a shallow bowl,cover completely with olive oil and allow to marinate for 12 hours. ***The marinating is completely optional!
  2. Aoili:.
  3. In a blender, pulse mayonnaise, garlic and cumin until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. This should be made several hours in advance.
  4. Cooking:.
  5. Remove the skewers from the oil and shake off excess. On a very hot grill, sear on all sides, turning frequently until cooked through; about 7 minutes.
  6. Serve with cumin aoili.


Most Helpful

Absolutely fantastic! This recipe has all my favorite flavors and it certainly didn't disappoint. Like the previous reviewer, I skipped the marinating step and used my stovetop grill. I added a bit more garlic to the cumin aioli and it was "out of this world" good! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, BBC. A genuine keeper!

rickoholic83 April 29, 2008

We had a spell of warm weather to pull out the grill! As part of the Aussie recipe swap -- this was one of my pick. Yummy and Very easy to put together - and imo could bypass the marinating in the oil (for speedier timesake).. The aioli was good - however - the boys thought it was spicy==I thought it was fine though! Thanks for posting!!

LiisaN March 14, 2008

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