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Lebanese Shish Tawook Chicken Kabob

Dean's Mediterranean Imports // August 2 // Refugee Community Night


  • 2 lbs of per-marinated skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes/Kabab chunks
  • 1 tsp Lebanese Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Green pepper
  • 1 Pickle
  • Pita Bread
  • Skewers

*Find ingredients for Lebanese Shish Tawook Chicken marinade below.


  1. Skewer the chicken right before grilling
  2. Grill on medium heat for 12-18 minutes maximum
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon of garlic paste along the diameter of a pita bread, add some pickles, grilled tomatoes or peppers (optional),
  4. Place the grilled chicken shish tawook in the pita and roll as in a burrito. You could also toast the sandwich roll through a panini grill for 2-3 minutes.

Ingredients for marinade:

  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • a small slice of lemon with the peel (optional, don't put too much)
  • 15 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 6 table spoons of plain yogurt (Greek yogurt)
  • 6 table spoons of olive oil
  • 2 table spoons of red vinegar (apple cider vinegar)
  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of ground white pepper
  • ⅓ teaspoon of ground ginger spice
  • ½ teaspoon of ground thyme, or ground oregano
  • ⅓ teaspoon of paprika
  • 1+ teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon of tomato paste


  1. Mix all ingredients well together while rubbing the chicken
  2. Place in a container, cover, and let rest/marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours