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Low-Carb Harissa Chicken Skewers

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Summer is the perfect time for barbecues and tasty meat skewers. If you follow my blog, you know that I don't buy almost any condiments. I prefer to make my own condiments such as BBQ sauces, pesto, ketchup, mayo or Harissa paste which is what I used to make this recipe. Serve these skewers with summer salads or cauli-rice!

No Barbecue? Cooking Alternatives

BBQ roasting: Place the skewers on the barbecue and cook on high for 7-8 minutes or until crispy on the outside and cooked inside.

Pan roasting: Preheat a large regular pan or griddle pan greased with lard or ghee on high heat. Turn the heat down to medium and place the skewers on the pan. When done, set aside and keep them warm near the cooker.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve these skewers with any vegetables sides, especially:

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 2 skewers

Allergy information for Low-Carb Harissa Chicken Skewers

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbs2.4 grams
Protein34.6 grams
Fat26.8 grams
Calories398 kcal
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 36%, fat 61%
Total carbs3.9 gramsFiber1.5 gramsSugars0.4 gramsSaturated fat4 gramsSodium241 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium52 mg(13% RDA)Potassium685 mg(34% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings, 8 skewers)


  1. Cut the chicken into medium pieces (1 - 1 1/2 inch / 3 - 4 cm). Low-Carb Harissa Chicken Skewers
  2. Place in a bowl and add the Harissa paste and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cover with a cling film and let it marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours (or overnight). When the meat is ready, assemble the pieces on skewers (you can use bamboo skewers soaked in water or stainless steel skewers. Low-Carb Harissa Chicken Skewers
  3. Oven roasting: Place in the oven and cook at 225 °C/ 440 °F (fan assisted) for 12-15 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and let the meat cool down for 5 minutes.
    Note: Instructions for cooking these on a pan or in the oven are in the recipe tips above. Low-Carb Harissa Chicken Skewers
  4. When ready to serve, drizzle them with olive oil and serve with Low-Carb Couscous, Summer Vegetable Salsa or Guacamole. All are perfect for the ketogenic diet! Low-Carb Harissa Chicken Skewers

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g33.8 g3.9 g180 kcal
Harissa Paste, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
2.4 g0.8 g2.6 g39 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g20.3 g179 kcal
Total per serving, 2 skewers
2.4 g34.6 g26.8 g398 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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