Chicken Skewers (Shish Tawook) Recipe

These chicken skewers look good and taste even better. The paprika gives this dish a beautiful orange color and smoky flavor with a hint of citrus.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 244
Fat 11g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 4g
Sodium 561mg
Fiber 1g
Protein 33g
Cholesterol 77mg

Chicken Skewers (Shish Tawook) Recipe

5 skewers
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 1[1/2] lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • TB. minced garlic
  • 3 TB. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 TB. Greek yogurt
  • 2 TB. tomato paste
  • 1 TB. paprika
  • [1/2] tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • [1/2] tsp. ground black pepper


Preheat a grill to medium heat.

Cut chicken breast into 1-inch cubes and place in a large bowl.

Add garlic, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, Greek yogurt, tomato paste, paprika, cayenne, salt, and black pepper, and mix to combine.

Skewer chicken, dividing equally among 5 skewers. Place chicken on the grill, and cook for 8 minutes, turning over every 2 minutes to grill all sides.

Serve warm with hummus and pita bread.

Tasty Tip
Depending on if you like your food to be spicy or not, you can reduce or increase the cayenne in this recipe to suit your taste.

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