Shish Taouk (Chicken Kebab Recipe)

Recipe by NovemberSong
READY IN: 50mins


  • 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
  • 34
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 14
    teaspoon allspice
  • 2
    tablespoons best quality olive oil
  • 3
    tablespoons lemon juice, but I used Lime juice


  • In 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).
  • *Note* You should marinate the chicken for several hours in the refrigerator to get the best taste out of the chicken.
  • Thirty minutes before grilling remove from refrigerator, allowing it to reach room temperature.
  • Thread onto skewers *note*.
  • If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water for at least 20 minutes prior to using.
  • Grill over medium charcoal fire, basting and turning several times, until delicately browned.
  • The recipe also says you can also grill in the oven, but if you've got a charcoal grill, it works much nicer.
  • But 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.
  • I serve this with baked pita,hummus, Kibbee, and a nice green salad with feta cheese dressing.