Recipe & Video Tavuk Şiş - Turkish Style Chicken Shish Kebab

Hungry Man

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7 Jul 2020
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Chicken Shish Kebab


  • 1 kg chicken thighs, de-boned
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion (pureed)
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili paste (optional)
  • Roasted peppers, tomatoes and onions to serve

  1. Cut the chicken thighs into 3 vertical pieces and then cut them to half
  2. In a bowl, add 2 tbsp olive oil and crush / mince the garlics and add to the bowl
  3. Add chili flakes, thyme, salt, cumin, black pepper, turmeric and optionally the tomato & chili paste
  4. Puree 1 onion and drain the onion juice (you can use the onion pulp for kofta / meatballs)
  5. Finally add 2 tbsp yogurt and lemon juice, give it a good mix until combined
  6. Add the chicken and mix with your hands to make sure all the chicken pieces are coated
  7. Cover and let it rest for at least 2 hours in the fridge, preferably overnight
  8. Thread the chicken into metal skewers and set aside
  9. Thread the tomatoes and the green peppers onto skewers
  10. Prepare the grill with medium heat and wait for the fire to cool down a bit
  11. Place the chicken skewers on medium heat and do not rotate for the first 2 minutes
  12. After 2 minutes rotate the chicken and while rotating the skewers every 2 minutes to grill evenly
  13. It should take 8-10 minutes in total for the chicken to cook
  14. Roast the tomatoes and peppers and set aside once they are nicely charred
  15. Shop extra onion and caramelize it in a small pan
  16. Layer lavash bread on the plate, add the roasted vegetables and the caramelized onions
  17. Serve the chicken on lavash bread, to get the flavorful sauce soaked into the lavash bread
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