It’s been kind of a while since I posted but I made a dish last night that the world just needs to do too. One of my favorite foods ever is chicken kabobs at “Middle Eastern” restaurants. Really, I think it’s Lebanese but for some they go by “Middle Eastern” restaurants in most parts. Anywhoooo, chicken kabobs at these restaurants are actually called “Shish Tawook” and its basically chunks of chicken breasts marinated in a super delicious Greek Yogurt blend then grilled on skewers. Just say chicken, veggies, grill and I’m all in. So I did it…and I won’t waste your time talking about it anymore. Just seriously, make these things. Super simple, and really one of the most delicious home attempts at cooking restaurant food ever.
Shish Tawook Recipe
1 lb boneless chicken breast- cut into one inch cubes
bamboo skewers soaked in water for at least an hour
1 red pepper - seeded and cut into one inch cubes
1 yellow pepper - seeded and cut into one inch cubes
1 green pepper- seeded and cut into one inch cubes
1 red onion- cut into one inch chuncks
3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice from 1- 1.5 lemons
1 garlic cloves minced
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. each black pepper & oregano
1/4 tsp. each cayenne, paprika, sumac
Combine all ingredients for marinade and mix until smooth. Add chicken and evenly coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
Skewer chicken on skewers and veggies on separate skewers. Place chicken on grill and close lid. Cook on each side for approx. 6-8 minutes depending on thickness of meat.
Serve with rice and find that amazing GARLIC sauce that comes with Shish Tawook at most restaurants. Here are a few ways to do it at home. The chicken will kick butt without it but if you can find it, buy it or attempt to make it. It’s garlic sauce. Who doesn’t like garlic sauce?!!
Ok enjoy..please and talk about how easy and great it is!!