Shish Taouk Lebanese Grilled Chicken

One of the most popularly known Lebanese street foods would have to be shish taouk (also spelled shish tawook, shish ta’uque, etc). Generously seasoned chicken with garlic and lemon, skewered and perfectly chargrilled.
for this recipe I used boneless skinless chicken thighs marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and spices before being skewered with onions and bell peppers. The result is a terrific idea for the grilling season that tastes great and is fun to eat.

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup plain yogurt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves – cut into 2 inch pieces
2 onions, cut into large chunks
1 large green bell pepper, cut into large
chunks
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

DIRECTIONS:
1. Whisk together the lemon juice, vegetable oil, plain yogurt, garlic, salt, oregano, pepper, in a large bowl; add the chicken and toss to coat. Transfer the chicken mixture into a large plastic bag; refrigerate at least 4 hours over night is better.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread the chicken, onions, and pepper onto metal skewers if using wood skewers soak them in water for 20 min or they will burn. Cook on preheated grill until the chicken is golden and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes each side. Sprinkle the parsley over the skewers.

Category: Main Courses
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