Shish taouk - Chicken kebab

Shish taouk is a traditional Turkish dish, and it means chicken skewers. Cubes of chicken are skewered and grilled. This dish is popular in Arabic countries too. The variation in flavor from one place to another is due to the type of marination used.


3 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in pieces for skewers
1.5 tsp salt (sea salt is preferred)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
1 tbsp tomatoes paste
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp minced garlic

  • In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients with chicken.
  • Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for at least two hours. You want the chicken to get all the marination flavor, and to have that juicy texture inside.
  • Thread the chicken on skewers and grill them. I used my indoor electric grill. It's perfect for winter weather.
  • Serve with grilled vegetables, rice, and/or pita bread.

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