Chicken Tawook Skewers

Chicken Tawook Skewers
Staff Writer
Chicken Tawook Skewers
Sawsan Abu Farha
Chicken Tawook Skewers

What is it with food on a skewer that makes it so appealing? Is it more fun to eat? Is it the individual portions? Ease of handling? Or, does it remind us of our childhood love for Popsicles and lollipops? I don’t know... All I know is that this is one of my favorite recipes for chicken and I do have many.

The recipe I am sharing with you today is the result of so much trial and error. You see, shish tawook is a famous Middle Eastern dish that you will find on the menu of each and every restaurant that serves Mediterranean food and I am nothing if I don’t love a challenge. All I have to say about this recipe is... We don’t order shish tawook when we eat out any more.

See all grilling recipes.

Click here to see 15 Great Grilled Chicken Recipes.

2
Servings
195
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  tomato paste
  • 2  tablespoons  ketchup
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4  tablespoons  mustard
  • 1  tablespoon  soy sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  dried oregano
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  tablespoons  plain yogurt
  • 1  teaspoon  paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Vegetable oil, for coating the grill

Directions

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken and oil and stir until well combined. Add the chicken and make sure to coat all of the pieces evenly. Marinate overnight (if you don’t have time, anything over ½ hour is fine). Skewer the chicken and preheat the grill on medium-high heat.

Lightly oil the grill and cook the chicken until the juices run clear and a thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 165 degrees, about 5-7 minutes. Turn the pieces occasionally to cook all of the sides evenly.* Remove from heat and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
87µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
55µg
61%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
61mg
9%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
604mg
40%
Water
31g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Tawook Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Tawook Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.