Egyptian-Style Chicken Kebabs

Egyptian Style Chicken Kebabs
Sabrina S. Baksh
  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-5
Ratings (12)

These kebabs are marinated in classic Middle Eastern style spices. The use of yogurt in the marinade creates a thick sauce that sticks to meat and holds the seasonings in place. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL curry powder
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL ground​ cardamom
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1 onion (cut into 8 thin slices)
  • 4 mint leaves (thinly sliced, or handful of chopped parsley)

How to Make It

Combine yogurt, salt, black pepper, turmeric, mustard, curry powder, cardamom, lemon juice and vinegar in a large glass or plastic bowl. Place cubed chicken into bowl, toss to combine, cover with plastic wrap, and place into refrigerator for 1-4 hours.

Preheat grill for medium high heat. Remove chicken pieces and thread onto skewers alternating with chopped onion, about 5 pieces of chicken per skewer.

Place kebabs on grill and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until done (internal temperature of 165 degrees F).  Remove from heat and serve. Traditionally garnished with tomato slices, green pepper rings, mint or parsley.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 261
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Sodium 1,024 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 27 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)