Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

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Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken

Prep 30 m

Cook 10 m

Ready In 40 m

6 Servings

299 Calories


"These are served in every restaurant in the Middle East. You can easily make them at home and make them taste just as good, if not better. Don't substitute sour cream for the yogurt, as the yogurt is a meat tenderizer."

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  1. 1/4 cup lemon juice

  2. 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  3. 3/4 cup plain yogurt

  4. 4 cloves garlic, minced

  5. 2 teaspoons tomato paste

  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  7. 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  11. 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

  12. 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 2 inch pieces

  13. 2 onions, cut into large chunks

  14. 1 large green bell pepper, cut into large chunks

  15. 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, vegetable oil, plain yogurt, garlic, tomato paste, salt, oregano, pepper, allspice, cinnamon, and cardamom in a large bowl; add the chicken and toss to coat. Transfer the chicken mixture into a large plastic bag; refrigerate at least 4 hours.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread the chicken, onions, and pepper onto metal skewers. Cook on preheated grill until the chicken is golden and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes each side. Sprinkle the parsley over the skewers.

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