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Honey Harrisa Chicken Skewers with Garlic Mint Sauce - amazing combination of Mediterranean flavors in these super tasty skewers with a dollops of refreshing garlic mint sauce. My guests couldn't get enough.

Honey Harrisa Chicken Skewers with Garlic Mint Sauce

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Edyta
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Chicken marinade:

  • 2 boneless , skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch strips (or equivalent of chicken tenders)
  • 3 tablespoon of mild harrisa
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper

Garlic Sauce

  • 3 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 3 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon of yougurt (natural or greek)
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint


For the chicken

  • Combine all the ingredients for marinade in a bowl: harrisa, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Add chicken strips, mix well, so all the pieces are covered in the marinade
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or over night
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them for at least 30 minutes before grilling
  • Secure each chicken strip with a wooden skewer (horizontally)
  • Grill on medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and internal temperature show 165 F

For the sauce:

  • Place all the ingredients into the food processor and process until smooth
  • Drizzle over cooked chicken and enjoy


1. You can sprinkle skewers with fresh chopped parsley for more flavor and dramatic look.
2. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken tights, cut up into strips instead of chicken breast.
3. For spicy version you can add 1/2 teaspoon of spicy harrisa.