Chicken Tawook Skewers

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Chicken Tawook Skewers
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.

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2
Servings
636
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
45%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
250mg
83%
Protein
79g
100%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
70µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.8%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
32µg
40%
Calcium
107mg
11%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
44µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
44µg
11%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
124mg
31%
Monounsaturated
17g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
34mg
100%
Phosphorus
783mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1423mg
41%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
42.1%
Sodium
977mg
41%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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