This was a really great recipe. I had to add a few more spices to give it an extra kick, but all in all, it's a solid and easy dish to make. It looks terrific once you open the lid and reveal the skewers. I'd recommend this recipe to those who want to cook for others and provide them with a visually appealing dish that also has a unique taste!
I am updating my review from 2007 since I still make this on occasion. I adore this recipe and have started to use quinoa as a starch to go with it. It comes out so yummy every time. Also, very low calorie for people wanting to diet.
Well I guess I'm in the minority. Made this last night and was supremely disappointed. VERY bland and tomatoes a bad addition.
I'm not sure about its authenticity, having lived in Egypt. But it is most certainly delicious!!! Thanks for posting!
Phenomenally easy dish with an excellent result. I used red onions, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Served with tzatziki, pitas and Smashed Sandis, we were in heaven. My gas oven is new to me, so I had to be careful while broiling, moving the rack down a notch after the kebabs began to cook too quickly. Still, we like a little charcoal on the edges like a barbecue would afford and I got it with this method. Thank you so much, Toni! UPDATE 01-10-08: I can't imagine why it took so long to make these again, but it won't happen again. ;o) I found that broiling them on a middle-to-low rack for 5 minutes on each side was perfect. This time I served it with Dukkah and warmed mini pitas for a light dinner. YUMs were heard round the table!
This recipe was absolutely fabulous and a big hit at the Egyptian themed party we had last night. Very easy with little prep time, this rocked and will definitely be made again. We also used red onion as another chef suggested and pictured !! Thank you so much for posting !!
For 16 cubes of chicken there should be 4 bamboo skewers, not 8, and 2 small tomatoes, halved, not 4.
Very good! Having a picky eater (hubby) who's not crazy about spices, made me want to try this and see. He loved it, and I did as well. Quick to prepare. I doubled the recipe, and I should have made more. Next time I will. We have metal skewers, which made the cooking time a bit faster. This is a definite keeper for us.
Awesome, Just what I needed to top off my Family BBQ
We all really enjoyed this. I lightened up the spices thinking my kids would not go for it because they have never had some of these spices, but, they wanted more! So next time, I will make it as you wrote it! Thanks!! It was wonderful!