How to Make Middle East Chicken Recipe

Middle East Chicken Recipe

Are you searching for a new tasty recipe that you can serve for the upcoming holidays? You can try this delicious Middle East Chicken Recipe, and indeed your gatherings will be great! This tasty chicken recipe is inspired by many traditional dishes of the place. Accordingly, its countries have been always known for its mouthwatering foods made from the healthiest ingredients like grains, vegetables, and meat.

This comforting food will bring you the flavorful culture of West Asia! Let us look at this one and try to make one now. You will surely love how it melts in your mouth while enveloping your palette with different zesty flavors. Make your holidays today!

Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

Food on a plate

It is an all-time favorite Middle East Chicken Recipe as it is fun and effortless to prepare and cook. The chicken kebabs are soaked in an aromatic blend of lemon, yogurt, garlic, and spices.


Here are the ingredients that you need to prepare:

● 2 Pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken (Thighs/Breasts cut into bite-sized pieces)

● Two tablespoons of olive oil

● Two teaspoons of paprika

● 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

● Two tablespoons of squeezed lemon juice

● Lemon Zest

● Five cloves of garlic, minced

● 1 to 3 teaspoon of salt

● Half teaspoon ground black pepper

● Spices

○ One teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed

○ Half teaspoon cumin

○ Two teaspoons paprika

○ ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon


Mix the olive oil, yogurt, spices, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Make sure to combine them well so the taste will certainly linger more on the ingredients. Also, taste it a bit later on so you will know what else to add if you do not find the mixture satisfying.

After mixing the ingredients, thread the cut chicken into metal skewers, interchanging from time to time with red onions. Make sure not to stuff the skewers too much or it will not cook well later.

Then, put the kebabs on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Take the mixed marination and brush them all over the meat, be sure to coat them well. Cover them up and put them in the fridge overnight or at least eight hours.

You can now preheat the grill; make sure to put it in medium-high heat. Grease the grill by slightly dipping stuff of paper towels in vegetable oil. After, put the chicken kebabs on the grill until they turn golden brown and cook adequately by rotating the skewers from time to time for about ten to fifteen minutes. You can now set the skewers to a plate, make it presentable, and serve it to your loved ones.

This Middle East Chicken Recipe is paired best with a delicious golden Basmati Rice Pilaf. All the ingredients that we used in this chicken recipe are globally available in gluten-free varieties. You can cook and prepare this on any occasion, and indeed your loved ones will truly love this new chicken recipe.

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