Total Time
24hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 24 hrs

A very popular middle eastern dish. Traditionally cooked rotisserie style, this method allows you to recreate the flavor and texture on a much more economical and smaller scale.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chicken breasts, into long, slim strips, then into lengths that are about an inch long.
  2. Put them into a bowl, and allow them to marinate in the lemon juice and rind, olive oil, crushed and diced garlic, yoghurt, tomato paste, salt, pepper and spices.
  3. Allow 24 hours for the flavors to develop. [ i know it seems like a long wait, but it'll be worth it].
  4. The following day, remove and drain the chicken pieces from the marinade, and saute them for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot as a mezze or for sandwiches along with thinly sliced onions, deseeded tomato, pickles, and fresh baked pita.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was very delicious! Followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the yogurt. I avoid using any dairy. I can't imagine that it made any difference. It was great without it and my family loved it. This will be a regular dish in our house. Thank you so much for posting!

5 5

Yummy yummy. I only had 2 hours to marinate before grilling and the flavors still came through beautifully. I used chicken thighs and lime juice instead of the lemon otherwise made as is. Next time I will let it marinate the whole 24 hours. Thank You Made for Ramadan Tag 2011.

5 5

Extremely tasty! Tender and juicy, and I loved the spices. Marinating time definitely is worth it :D
Thanks for posting, will make this again!
Made for Ramadan Tag 2010.