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Cinnamon and Thyme Chicken Skewers

Cinnamon and Thyme Chicken Skewers. Sweet cinnamon and floral thyme give these chicken skewers a wonderful and unusual mix of flavours. A winning dinner!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12 Skewers
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 500 g chicken tenders or chicken breasts you have cut up yourself
  • 12 wooden skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
  • Fresh thyme or parsley (for garnish)


  • Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, thyme leaves, white pepper and olive oil into a large zip lock bag.
  • Crush the clove of garlic and add it to the bag.
  • Squish everything about until it is well mixed.
  • Place the chicken tenders into the bag and massage them with the marinade.
  • Leave to marinade for at least an hour, but preferably overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook, remove the chicken from the bag and thread onto the skewers. (see notes)
  • Get a large frying pan or griddle pan, super hot and add the skewers to the pan. Turn the heat to medium and allow them to cook for 4 minutes before turning them and giving them a further 3-4 minutes until cooked through.
  • Serve with a sprinkling of fresh thyme or parsley.
  • If you want to serve these with some buttery couscous then you can get my recipe here.


If you want to serve these up at a party and have all the prep done in advance. Then skewer the chicken before you marinade it. But I would suggest marinading in a baking dish (or something similar) instead of a ziplock bag.
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