Shish tawook chicken kebabs recipe

What is with food on a skewer that makes it so appealing?

Is it more fun to eat? is it the individual potions? ease of handling? or does it remind us of our childhood love for popsicle and lollipops?

I don’t know..

All I know is that this is one of my favorite recipes for chicken and I do have many.

The recipe I am sharing with you today is my own.It is the result of so many trials and errors. You see Shish tawook is a famous middle eastern dish that you will find on the menu of each and every restaurant that serves mediterranean food and I am nothing if I don’t love a challenge. All I have to say about this recipe is..we don’t order Shish tawook when we eat out any more 🙂

Chef in disguise:Chicken skewers (shish tawook)

Shish tawook chicken

skin-less  boneless chicken cut into cubes or strips

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 cloves of garlic minced

3/4 tablespoon mustard

1 tablespoon soya sauce

1 tablespoon dried oregano

2 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons yogurt

1 teaspoon paprika



Mix the marinade and add the chicken.

Make sure you coat all the pieces.

Marinate over night  (If you don’t have time anything over half an hour is fine)

Skewer the chicken and grill in the oven or on a grill

Serve with Pita bread and middle eastern garlic sauce