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Lebanese in origin Prep time: Forty minutes Cook Time: Ten Minutes Difficulty: Easy
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- 1 lb good quality chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (They're easier to cube if you cut them while still a little frozen)
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed, is what the recipe i have calls for, but I used 1 tablespoon of minced garlic fr
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 tablespoons best quality olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice, but I used Lime juice
- 1In non-reactive container (glass, good ceramic or stainless steel) combine the cubed chicken, garlic, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, allspice, oil and lemon juice, mix well, cover (you can use saran wrap).
- 2*Note* You should marinate the chicken for several hours in the refrigerator to get the best taste out of the chicken.
- 3Thirty minutes before grilling remove from refrigerator, allowing it to reach room temperature.
- 4Thread onto skewers *note*.
- 5If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water for at least 20 minutes prior to using.
- 6Grill over medium charcoal fire, basting and turning several times, until delicately browned.
- 7The recipe also says you can also grill in the oven, but if you've got a charcoal grill, it works much nicer.
- 8But if you dont have a charcoal grill; pre-heat the grill. Place chicken on skewers over an oven sheet and cook until browned (6-8 minutes), turning skewers and basting occasionally with the marinade to keep moist.
- 9I serve this with baked pita,hummus, Kibbee, and a nice green salad with feta cheese dressing.
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Nutritional Facts for Shish Taouk (Chicken Kebab Recipe)
Serving Size: 1 (89 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 259.6
- Calories from Fat 155
- Total Fat 17.3 g
- Saturated Fat 3.9 g
- Cholesterol 72.6 mg
- Sodium 508.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.3 g
- Protein 23.7 g