Shish Taouk (Tawook)/ Chicken Kebab

Recipe by Camel_Cracker
READY IN: 3hrs 55mins




  • Wash chicken breasts with cool water, then cut them into equal sized cubes.
  • In a mixing bowl, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon over chicken cubes and coat them with the flour and a pinch of salt. Cut two lemons and put the pieces in the bowl with the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • During that 15 minutes, in a mixing bowl, mix tomato paste, yogurt, mustard, garlic cloves, salt, black pepper, cinnamon, 7 spice/allspice, season-all and the juice of 1/2 lemon together.
  • Rinse flour and lemon mixture off of the chicken cubes and discard the lemons.
  • Coat the chicken with the spice mixture, cover bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • I like to eat this meal with fattoush salad and baba ghannouj, and use the marinating time to prepare those things.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fry the chicken cubes until they are almost completely cooked. Allow them to cool to the touch.
  • When they have cooled, put about 6 cubes on each skewer.
  • Mix the remaining sauce with 3T of water in the bottom of a Pyrex baking dish and balance the chicken skewers over the top.
  • Bake the chicken for about 15 minutes until the sauce thickens and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve with pita bread and/or rice.