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Shish Tawook – Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

a plate of two skewers of Middle Eastern shish tawook sprinkled with finely chopped parsley served with Arabic chopped salad, a small bowl of garlic sauce, and lemon wedges

a plate of two skewers of Middle Eastern chicken kebabs sprinkled with finely chopped parsley served with Arabic chopped salad, a small bowl of garlic sauce, and lemon wedges
Indulge in a taste of this mouthwatering Shish Tawook recipe



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You won’t be able to resist.

Ingredients


Steps to Prep



a plate of two skewers of Middle Eastern shish tawook sprinkled with finely chopped parsley served with Arabic chopped salad, a small bowl of garlic sauce, and lemon wedges
Savor the flavors with every juicy bite.

Variations and Substitutions



a plate of two skewers of Middle Eastern chicken shish tawook sprinkled with finely chopped parsley served with Arabic chopped salad, a small bowl of garlic sauce, and lemon wedges
Juicy, tender chicken skewers bursting with flavors.

Tips and Tricks


Storage Tips


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From grill to plate, shish tawook takes center stage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What to make with the excess marinade?

For added charred and moisture, baste the chicken skewers with leftover marinade. You can also freeze the marinade for up to three months.

Is shish tawook similar to chicken shawarma?

No! They are two different recipes. However, both belong to Middle Eastern cuisine and are marinated in a mouthwatering blend of spices, This is my tasty Chicken Shawarma recipe.

What kind of yogurt should I use to make the marinade?

Regular yogurt is best because its water content helps keep the chicken moist.


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a close view of a plate of two skewers of shish tawook grilled chicken sprinkled with finely chopped parsley served with Arabic chopped salad, a small bowl of garlic sauce, and lemon wedges

Shish Tawook – Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

Fatimah
Shish Tawook is the epitome of grilling perfection, delivering an explosion of tastes that will leave you craving for more. Try it now!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 8
Calories 2517 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • pounds chicken breast
  • teaspoons Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon 7 spice
  • ½ tablespoon coriander powder
  • teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½-1 teaspoon turmeric for color
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • bunch of parsley
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • jalapeño to taste
  • 1 large Roma tomato
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • tablespoons mayo
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Add to a food processor the garlic, bell pepper, tomato, parsley, yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, zest, and jalapeño if using. Blitz until completely puréed.
  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes, then add the marinade on top.
  • Add all the spices and massage them into the chicken well. It's best to marinate the chicken for at least 6 hours but it works in just 1 hour as well.
  • Add chicken cubes onto skewers and grill them on medium-high heat covered for 15-20 minutes, while rotating every few minutes.
  • Alternatively, soak your wooden skewers for a minimum of 30 minutes in cold water before loading the chicken cubes onto the skewers and placing them on a wire rack. Bake covered at 450℉ for 35-45 minutes or so, while rotating.

Notes

Marinating time: To get the best flavor, marinate the chicken cubes for at least 6 hours. However, if you’re pressed for time, even an hour of marinating will infuse the chicken with delicious flavors.
Soak wooden skewers: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning during grilling.
Grill temperature: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat to ensure even cooking and a nice char on the chicken.
Basting: While grilling, baste the chicken skewers with any leftover marinade for added moisture and flavor.
Resting time: Allow the cooked chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps retain its juices and ensures a tender and juicy bite.

Nutrition

Calories: 2517kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 349gFat: 102gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 22gMonounsaturated Fat: 47gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 1027mgSodium: 8008mgPotassium: 6809mgFiber: 11gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 9210IUVitamin C: 180mgCalcium: 279mgIron: 12mg
Keyword Middle Eastern Chicken Kebab, Middle Eastern Shish Tawook, Shish Tawook, Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken, Shish Tawook Recipe
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