Egyptian-Style Chicken Kebabs

Egyptian Style Chicken Kebabs
Sabrina S. Baksh
  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-5
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
261 Calories
14g Fat
4g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4-5
Amount per serving
Calories 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1024mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 27g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine yogurt, salt, black pepper, turmeric, mustard, curry powder, cardamom, lemon juice and vinegar in a large glass or plastic bowl.

  3. Place cubed chicken into bowl, toss to combine, cover with plastic wrap, and place into refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours.

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  5. Remove chicken pieces and thread onto skewers alternating with chopped onion, about 5 pieces of chicken per skewer.

  6. Place kebabs on grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally, until done (internal temperature of 165 F).

  7. Remove from heat and serve. Traditionally garnished with tomato slices, green pepper rings, mint or parsley.