Lebanese Marinated Chicken

"This recipe is all about the marinade. Cook the chicken as you desire - grill, broil, quick fry ... it's up to you. Marinating time = prep time. Posted for ZWT 2006 - African/Middle Eastern region"
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Ready In:
6hrs 10mins




  • Cut chicken into 1-in cubes and place in a shallow nonreactive container.
  • Combine all marinade ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Thread chicken on skewers & grill or broil as desired.

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  1. Made this tonight. Was great. Going to try and add cumin next time. Think it would be a good addition
  2. I really liked this recipe. I used dry thyme that is what I had on hand. I did halve the lemon juice to 1/4 cup, I only had 2 lemons. Everything else the same and I grilled the chicken legs. I marinated for 3 hours. They were very delicious. Thanks for the recipe I think I will try chicken kabobs with this.
  3. My boyfriend is Lebanese and for a while now I have been trying to recreate the chicken that we often have at our favorite Lebanese restaurant. This recipe is the most authentic one I have tried so far. It was delicious. Thank you.
  4. I tried this recipe with chicken thighs and it was delicious. I can't wait to make it again.
  5. I made this, and my whole family RAVED about it. So easy, and absolutely delicious. I will probably start making this about once a week. It's that good.


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