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shish tawook

Shish Tawook - Lebanese Chicken Skewer Kabobs

Restaurant-style authentic Chicken Shish Tawook recipe for dinner. Lebanese chicken skewer kabob (Shish Taouk) recipe that anyone can try.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Keyword: kaboob, shish taouk, Shish Tawook
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marination Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Hinz

Equipment

  • Grilled Pan

Ingredients

  • Chicken Breast - 200 gms 12 to 15 Pieces (2 inches)
  • For Marination:
  • Yogurt - ½ Cup
  • Garlic crushed - 1 Tsp
  • Tomato Paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Paste - 1 Tsp
  • Fresh Lemon Juice - 2 Tsp
  • Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - ½ Tsp
  • Paprika - 1 Tsp
  • Oregano - ½ Tsp
  • Black Pepper - ½ Tsp
  • Ginger Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder - ⅓ Tsp
  • Wooden skewer - 4 soaked in water
  • Oil for shallow frying - 1 Tbsp
  • Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breast into 2" pieces.
  • In a bowl, add all the marination ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Add chicken and coat well with marination.
  • Cover and marinate for about 4 hours. Overnight is recommended.
  • After 4 hours, Thread the chicken in a skewer with bell pepper and onion cubes.
  • Shallow fry in a grilled pan on the stovetop.
  • Cook chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes until gets evenly brown color from all sides.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

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Notes

  1. Chicken breast is recommended to make tender shish tawook.
  2. Avoid using frozen chicken pieces. Fresh chicken brings the best taste.
  3. Lemon will work as a tenderizer in this recipe.
  4. Give it a long marination time to make a soft, juicy and tender chicken.
  5. Tomato paste and paprika will give a signature red color.
  6. Make sure the yogurt is not watery.
  7. Manage cooking temperature to fully cook the chicken on a grilled pan. 
  8. Initially cook chicken on a high temperature then turn the heat to medium to properly cook the chicken from inside. 
  9. Don't cover the chicken otherwise, it will release water. 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal