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Turkish chicken shish kebab

Turkish Chicken Shish Kebab is a dish that is very known in the middle east. It’s a very healthy dish to have on your table for every gathering.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword low carb chicken kababs, Turkish Chicken Kebab, turkish kabab
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 270 kcal


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 4 to 5 boneless, skinless thighs)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or milk)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish: oregano, sumac, and paprika.


  1. In case you were on a hurry, you can marinate the chicken for 30 min, it will be enough for the chicken to absorb enough spices and flavors.

  2. Before you start grilling, you can oil the grate to make sure the chicken doesn’t stick.

  3. If you are using wood skewers, it would be better if you soak them in the water for 30 minutes before you use them on the grill.

  4. When turning the kebabs wait tell each side gets the golden color.