Marinated Chicken Kabobs with Parmesan Tomato Couscous

The weather was absolutely amazing today.  

We decided to grill.  My oldest son loves Greek food so we decided to make Chicken Kabobs and serve them with Tzatziki Sauce, Couscous and steamed Asparagus….  If you don’t use couscous often, you definitely should buy some.  It is a very fine pasta that takes only 10 minutes to prepare (definitely a working mom’s “go to”). 

Below you will find the recipes from our Sunday Dinner.

Oh … you are probably wondering what was for dessert…  I purchased baklava and strawberries.. (like I said, the weather was gorgeous).




Gypsy World Spice Cafe Recipe – Marinated Chicken Kabobs

2 pounds boneless Chicken, cut into 1 inches cubes

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup Fig Infused White Balsamic Vinegar

2 Garlic Cloves, minced

1 tablespoon Sumac (optional)

1 teaspoon Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Cumin

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Place chicken cubes in a 13×9 shallow baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat chicken.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Thread onto skewers.
  7. Grill until cooked.

Note:  You can substitute White Balsamic Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar for the Fig Infused White Balsamic Vinegar. 


Gypsy World Spice Cafe Recipe – Parmesan Tomato Couscous

1 cup Couscous

3/4 cup Water (or chicken stock)

1/2 cup Marinara Sauce

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 tablespoon fresh Parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese

  1. Add the water, marinara sauce, olive oil, salt & pepper to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Take off the heat and add the couscous, parsley and parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover and let sit for 5 mins.
  5. Fluff with a fork.  Adjust seasoning as needed.


I’ve tried many recipe for Tzatziki.  My favorite is Ina Garten’s recipe.   Here is a link to the recipe from the Food Network.


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