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Shish Taouk (Lebanese Chicken Skewers)

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recipe is ready in 2-5 hrs time: 2-5 hrs

serves/makes:   6


recipe id: 46633
cook method: outdoor grill

Shish Taouk (Lebanese Chicken Skewers) Recipe
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6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon, squeezed
1 tablespoon paprika
1 can (6 ounce size) tomato paste
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons sumac
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper


Cut chicken breasts into pieces for skewers.

Mix remaining ingredients together to make a marinade.

Add chicken to marinade, mix well and refrigerate in a non-reactive container from 2-8 hours.

Thread chicken on skewers and grill or cook under a broiler.


283 calories, 12 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrates, 30 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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May 21, 2006

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Sumac comes from a berry and is popular in Mid East dishes. It adds a lot of flavor and if you can find it I recommend adding it. You can always order it thru Penzeys spices online.

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i omitted the tomato and the sumac, so perhaps this review is not helpful to you. but i can say that this recipe minus the tomato and sumac makes very nice grilled kebabs. crispy dry and flavorful on the outside, and moist and tender on the inside. i imagine with the tomato paste the recipe is still good, and as for sumac, i can't comment since i don't know what it is. ps- i marinated for only 2 hours and cooked under a broiler and it was very good, longer marination and cooking on the bbq would probably make even better kebabs.

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