Shish Tawook Kebobs from the Girl and the Kitchen

Make-Over Monday…Shish Tawook


  • 1.5 pounds Boneless Skinless, Chicken Thighs or chicken breast
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tbs ketsup
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp turmeric for the color


  1. 1. Trim fat and excess membranes from chicken thighs.
  2. 2. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes and place in a plastic bag.
  3. 3. Blend all ingredients except the chicken in a food processor or blender. Place all ingredients into the plastic bag and shake to combine, making sure chicken is covered.
  4. 4. Let marinate in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or up to 24 hours.
  5. 5. If grilling outdoors, skewer onto metal skewers and grill about 5 minutes on each side, rotating so that they do not burn. Otherwise preheat oven to 450-degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes on a greased pan.