After falafels and shawarma, this is one of the most popular and fast selling dish in any Arabic street-food joints or even restaurants.
Chicken chunks are marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and several spices before being skewered with onions and bell peppers.
The result is so delicious and flavoursome! One of the mildest varieties of grilled chicken.
It is had with khubus (Arabic bread) and a garlic dip, with grilled vegetables and chillies on the side and a portion of crispiest fries.
Shish means skewer in Turkish (it has been adopted in Lebanese-Arabic and Syrian-Arabic dialects, although seekh is the word for skewer in classical Arabic); and taouk or tavuk (pronounced "tah-wouk") means chicken in Turkish. Tawook can refer to other kinds of poultry, e.g., peacock.
10 - 15 Minutes
3 - 4 Hours
20 - 25 Minutes
2 large, cloves
Whisk together lemon juice, oil, yogurt, chopped garlic, tomato paste, salt, oregano, pepper, allspice, cinnamon and cardamom powders.
Add the chicken, toss to mix well, and marinate for atleast 4 hours.
Grill on skewers with onions and capsicum. (the chicken can also be grilled on a pan)