Lebanese Style Shish Tawook Recipe - Grilled Chicken Skewers

Lebanese Style Shish Tawook Recipe is essentially chicken cubes pierced onto skewers and marinated overnight. A super simple recipe to make packed with flavours, is a great dish to make for your next barbeque party.

Jyothi Rajesh
Lebanese Style Shish Tawook Recipe - Grilled Chicken Skewers
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Lebanese style  grilled chicken skewers is very simple to make with a lot of flavours in it. The marination of the meat overnight yields the most tender and juicy chicken.

There is something very comforting about Middle Eastern dishes. From the subtle flavourful pilaf, to the spice fragrant Kebabs to lip smacking baklava, everything has a unique flavour and taste. Not to forget the diverse variations of dips, spreads, sauces from different regions of the Middle East. Mostly in the Lebanon cuisine, shish normally uses lamb. But a lot of people are switching to white meat in place of red meat due to health aspects. The popularity of chicken around the world made people to adapt and use boneless chicken for shish tawook.

Serve Shish Tawook Recipe with Whole Wheat Pita Bread and Tzatziki Dip for a perfect weekend lunch with your friends and family.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Grilled recipes such as:

  1. Grilled Vegetable Empanadas
  2. Cheesy Sweet Corn Grilled Sandwich
  3. Grilled Chicken Salad

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

360 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

420 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Boneless chicken
  • 1/4 cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Paprika powder
  • 4 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder , ground
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , as required, cut into cubes (I used all 3 colours, use of capsicum and it is optional)
  • 1 Onion , as required, cut into cubes (optional)

How to make Lebanese Style Shish Tawook Recipe - Grilled Chicken Skewers

  1. To begin making the Shish Tawook recipe, in a mixing bowwl, combine the yogurt, paprika, garlic, ginger, dried oregano, dried thyme, olive oil,  lemon juice, tomato paste, ground pepper powder and Salt to taste. 

  2. Whisk everything properly and next, add the chicken cubes, capsicum and onions and mix well to coat all the chicken pieces.

  3. Cover the mixing bowl and marinate the chicken pieces over night in the fridge.

  4. Next day, fire up your outdoor grill or preheat the oven at home. Immerse skewer sticks in water for about 15 minutes.

  5. If you are using metal skewers rod, you can just go ahead with the next step.

  6. Skewer the chicken cubes along with cubed capsicum and cubed onions. Pour the remaining marinate over the skewed chicken.

  7. Place on hot grill and grill until meat begins to brown.

  8. Turnover and grill the other side too. Once meat is grilled on both sides, remove from grill. This will take about 7-10 minutes. 

  9. Serve Shish Tawook Recipe with Whole Wheat Pita Bread and Tzatziki Dip for a perfect weekend lunch with your friends and family.