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Harissa Chicken Skewers

A Blue Apron recipe for Harissa Chicken Skewers.
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author Dine & Dish


  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 8 Wooden Skewers
  • 3 Ounces Semi-Pearled Khorasan Wheat
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Persimmon
  • ½ Bunch Kale
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Harissa Paste
  • ¼ Cup Labneh Cheese


  • Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the khorasan wheat and cook, uncovered, 16 to 18 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and set aside in a warm place.
  • While the khorasan wheat cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and mince the garlic. Remove and discard the kale stems; roughly chop the leaves. Core and small dice the persimmon. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 4 equal-sized strips; transfer to a medium bowl.
  • While the khorasan wheat continues to cook, to the bowl of chicken strips, add ¼ of the labneh and as much of the harissa paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Toss to thoroughly coat. Working 1 strip at a time, carefully thread the seasoned chicken lengthwise onto the skewers. Transfer to a plate.
  • In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chicken skewers and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate and set aside in a warm place.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan of reserved fond and heat on medium-high until hot. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the kale; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly wilted. Add the vinegar and ½ cup of water (be careful, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the kale has wilted and most of the liquid has cooked off. Add the persimmon and cooked khorasan wheat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the persimmon is slightly softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the remaining labneh in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate. Divide the khorasan wheat salad and cooked chicken skewers between 2 dishes. Serve with the seasoned labneh on the side. Enjoy!


Note: This was a Blue Apron 2 serving meal, but we find the servings to be very generous and fed 4 using this recipe (2 skewers each).