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shish tawook bbq

Chicken Shish Tawook

Classic Lebanese chicken marinade

Course Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword BBQ, Chicken, Grilling
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon garlic sauce
  • A squeeze of ketchup
  • 2-3 garlic cloves crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Drizzle of vegetable oil approx 1-2 tsp


  1. Wash the chicken breasts and cut into small cubes approx 1 inch wide
  2. Add the vinegar to the chicken breasts and set aside while you prepare the marinade
  3. In a bowl addd the crushed garlic, garlic sauce, ketchup, white pepper, paprika, salt, lemon and vegetable oil. Stir well
  4. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and refrigerate over night, or for a few hours at least
  5. Skewer the chicken cubes and barbecue or grill in the oven. You can also shallow fry
  6. Serve with chips, coleslaw, pickles and garlic sauce

Recipe Notes

If you don't have garlic sauce you can replace it using mayonnaise or yoghurt.