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Shish Tawouk

Mom’s 81st birthday meal. All of her favorite dishes she ordered when she came to visit in Saudi!  The picture seen above is the meal I made for her in honor of her birthday!

This is an easy chicken dish that is often times grilled. I don’t do much grilling and I try to keep things easy. So, this is my recipe for Shish Tawouk which is basically spiced chicken pieces which are often put on a skewer, or a sandwich.  This dish traditionally has yogurt and tomato paste in the marinade but I have two kids who can’t have milk so I just keep it simple and dairy free! I made this for my mom’s birthday dinner last week.

Ingredients

6 chicken breasts, cut into chunks

Marinade

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice

Salt to taste- 1 tsp.

1/2 cup olive oil

5 cloves chopped garlic

Directions

Mix the marinade ingredients so they are well combined, add the chunks of chicken.

Make sure the chicken is well coated.

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Refrigerate. I let this marinate for several hours before cooking.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place chicken on baking dish and put in oven. Let this cook until very well done.

Shish Tawouk can be served as part of an Arabic meal, or in a sandwich or plain.

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111 Comments Post a comment
  1. Looks absolutely delicious!

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    October 7, 2015
  2. Mmmm…looks so good! And that marinade sounds great – will have to try it with cinnamon!

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    October 7, 2015
  3. This one looks nice and easy, will try it this week. N.

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    October 7, 2015
  4. So gorgeous!

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    October 7, 2015
  5. this looks so tasty.

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    October 7, 2015
  6. Oh gosh – I just ate my dinner and now I am hungry all over again!!! Belated Happy Birthday to your maman 🙂

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    October 7, 2015
  7. Yummy!

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    October 7, 2015
  8. Looks great Lynz! I’ll have to try it.
    Leslie

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    October 7, 2015
  9. omtatjuan3 #

    That looks so tasty! Man I’m hungry just looking at that!

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    October 7, 2015
  10. What a delicious meal and a very Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

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    October 7, 2015
  11. This sounds easy and looks absolutely yummy!

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    October 7, 2015
  12. A wonderfully quick and tasty looking meal. I imagine the chicken is beautifully tender. Great marinade. 🙂

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    October 7, 2015
  13. koolaidmoms #

    My kids love this when we go out to eat. Now I can make it at home. Thanks!

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    October 7, 2015
  14. Looks wonderful, Lynz! You don’t deliver by chance do you? 🙂

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    October 7, 2015
  15. Boy, that looks good! What are the little triangular fried-cake-looking nibbles in the picture? the whole meal looks phenomenal. –Pam

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    October 7, 2015
  16. Beautifully presented! It looks delicious.

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    October 7, 2015
  17. Oh! Lynz looks so yummy 🙂 Love Shish Tawouk !

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    October 7, 2015
  18. That looks yummy

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    October 7, 2015
  19. Awesome! Looks delicious. Happy Birthday 🎂

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    October 7, 2015
  20. Looks incredible Lynn!

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    October 7, 2015
  21. Hashtag, “WANT.” I wish there were a “click to eat” option on these posts. x

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    October 7, 2015
  22. Yummy! 🙂 How are you today?

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    October 7, 2015
  23. Wonderful dinner. I’m sure your mom loved it. 🙂

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    October 7, 2015
  24. What a wonderful meal for your mom’s birthday! Happy 81st!

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    October 7, 2015
  25. Looks so tasty! A belated happy birthday to your mom!

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    October 7, 2015
  26. How sweet…I bet she loved it :). I hope she had a nice birthday.

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    October 7, 2015
  27. This looks so good Lynz, need to try. Can you tell me, which spices the allspice contains?

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    October 7, 2015
  28. Looks very appetizing.

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    October 7, 2015
  29. What a wonderful plate full of food!!! My shish taouk recipe is quite different, I’ll have to give yours a try 😉 x

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    October 7, 2015
  30. Looking so lovely Lynn 🙂

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    October 8, 2015
  31. And belated birthday wishes to your mom 🙂 Wishing her loads and loads of happiness!

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    October 8, 2015
  32. Good Morning Llynz. I just figured out what I am so drawn to your recipes and trying them. It is because I can just about every time find recipes here that I have most of the ingredients for already on the kitchen shelves. That makes such a difference between..’Oh that sounds delicious’ and what I so often find myself saying to you.”I’m making that.” Making this dish today. Thank you.

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    October 8, 2015
    • ha ha I am glad, I try to just cook basics and spice them up sometimes! nothing with fancy ingredients, glad you like it!

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      October 8, 2015
  33. This looks so delicious, Lynn!! Happy Birthday to your Mom!! 🙂

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    October 8, 2015
  34. Looks amazing , I’m trying this soon.

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    October 8, 2015
  35. Looks like another winner. Grill in the summer, oven bake in the winter!

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    October 8, 2015
  36. Lovely presentation!looks yum Lynn

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    October 8, 2015
  37. What an awesome daughter you are!!! Happy birthday to your mom…the food looks absolutely delightful!

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    October 8, 2015
  38. Belated happy birthday to your mom. Everything looks delicious.

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    October 8, 2015
  39. Shish Tawouk is one of my favourite ways to eat chicken, looks delicious!

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    October 8, 2015
  40. Happy belated birthday to your mom! ❤ Nothing is better than homemade meal and you did a great job on making her this birthday meal! It's so sweet of you! ❤ 😉

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    October 9, 2015

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