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1 April, 2013

Sheesh Taouk

Posted in : Poultry, Recipes, The Grill on by : el Meza

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4554424500_fa30837953_oSheesh Taouk – Chicken Grilled Skewers


  • 2 lbs of skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes/Kabab chunks
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • a small slice of lemon with the peel (optional, don’t put too much)
  • 15 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 6 table spoons of plain yogurt (Greek yogurt)
  • 6 table spoons of olive oil
  • 2 table spoons of red vinegar (apple cider vinegar)
  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of ground white pepper
  • ⅓ teaspoon of ground ginger spice
  • ½ teaspoon of ground thyme, or ground oregano
  • ⅓ teaspoon of paprika
  • 1+ teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon of tomato paste
  • Lebanese Garlic Paste (see our recipe here) to be served with shish tawook


Mix all ingredients well together while rubbing the chicken

Place in a container, cover, and let rest/marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours

Skewer the chicken right before grilling

Grill on medium heat for 12-18 minutes maximum

As soon as you remove them from the grill, place them in a big warm pot, replace the lid tightly, and let rest for 8-10 minutes – this helps the chicken become more moist (this step is optional)

Spread 1 teaspoon of our garlic paste along the diameter of a pita bread, add some salted cucumber pickles, french fries, grilled tomatoes or peppers (optional), the grilled chicken shish tawook, roll as in a burrito and enjoy. You could also toast the sandwich roll through a panini grill for 2-3 minutes.

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