Ingredients (Makes 5 skewers)
1. Skinless, boneless chicken breast – Around 350 gm, cut into medium cubes (I used 4 chicken breast tenders)
2. Garlic – 3 – 4 cloves, crushed or ground to a paste
Lemon juice – 1 – 1.5 tbsp
Tomato paste – 2 tsp
Paprika – 2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp
All spice – 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Salt – To taste
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
3. Olive oil – 1 tbsp
4. Button mushroom – 8 – 10, sliced into halves
5. Bell pepper – 1/2 medium , diced
1. Combine the ingredients numbered 2. Taste-check for salt. Add the chicken cubes and mix everything well. Keep it in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 5 hrs.
2. Soak the wooden skewers for 30 mts – 1 hr. Mix the mushroom halves and diced bell peppers with olive oil, pepper powder, lemon juice and enough salt. Keep aside for at least 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Arrange the chicken, mushroom and bell pepper on the skewers and place them on a baking tray. Grill/Bake for 17 – 20 mts or until the chicken is done. Avoid over-baking as the chicken might get dry. It is traditionally served with a garlic dip (Toum ). We had it with baba ghanouj ( eggplant dip) and they both were a wonderful combo. Here’s the recipe for Baba Ghannouj.
Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant Dip)
1. Eggplant – 1 large
2. Tahini (sesame seed paste) – 1.5 tbsp
Lemon juice – 2 – 3 tsp or to taste
Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
Salt – To taste
3. Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp
4. Parsley – 1 tsp chopped, to garnish
Roast the eggplant directly on the burner of a gas stove over medium heat, turning often, until the skin is completely blackened and the flesh is soft, about 10 minutes. Or place the egg plant on a baking tray (rub little olive oil on the eggplant and prick its skin at a couple of places with a fork). Bake at 500 F for 20 mts. Cool down for 5 – 10 minutes and peel off the skin. Scoop out the flesh and remove the seeds. Allow to cool completely. Grind the flesh along with tahini, lemon juice, crushed garlic and salt to a smooth or coarse mixture. Or you can use a fork to mash them instead. Transfer to a small bowl. Drizzle olive oil on top and sprinkle chopped parsley. Serve chilled.
Recipe Adapted from Chicho’s Kitchen and My Lebanese Market
Love this very much…tastes superb…You have made it really tempting…Love the clicks..
yum…what a platter.
Wow.. loved the kabab.. Not a great fan of Baba Ghannouj; but I know you have hummus here for that combo 🙂 I did bookmark that on the day you posted and never got a chance to try 🙁
wow! wonderful recipe. I would try it.
This looks fab ….loved it …nice combo
Love Baba Ghanouj a lot ……looks way toooooo tempting.
wow very interesting and inviting dish !!
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Chicken kabab looks awesome. Wonderfully prepared.
looks fab ….loved it …nice combo
yummy chicken kebab!nice presentation n click!
Wow this is such a interesting combination..looks very tempting
wow very inviting combo,love both the recipes…
WOW!! The kebabs & babagamoush are a perfect, lip smacking combo!!
Wow awesome recipe dear… kebabs and the dip both look so tempting..nice combo
Kebabs and baba ganoush both makes me hungry..
chicken kabab looks awesome…interesting combo..love it
Baba ganoush ..yum…
Will try this out this weekend… too tempting… crossing fingers..
A fabulous spread. Making me hungry.
Kebabs looks so inviting. Never tried Baba ganoush..Looks good !!
Yay….. thanks for the wonderfully recipes… we had a Lebanese Cookout today.. n thanks to yummy team.
Good one Maya . Tried this for our wedding anniversary and turned out great..have posted the pics in fb..