Thursday, August 12, 2010
These chicken shish kebabs rounded out my middle eastern feast of tzatziki sauce and pita bread. I've made kebabs many, many times and love how easy and quick they are. They are perfect in the summer for the grill. I searched around the internet and found what looked to be an "authentic" kebab recipe here and went with it. I thought it was interesting that this marinade included cinnamon as well as typical marinade ingredients like garlic, oil, and lemon juice. Unfortunately the kebobs didn't turn out as flavorful as I hoped for, but that didn't really matter since we had tzatziki sauce.
Chicken Shish Kebabs
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 green pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped into 1 inch pieces
Combine oil, lemon, cinnamon, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken and marinate for 2-3 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
Thread skewers with onions, chicken, and green peppers. Grill until golden and serve with pitas and tzatziki sauce.