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Middle Eastern Chicken Kebab

This Middle eastern chicken kabobs are yogurt marinated chicken kebabs, tender and so tasty. These chicken skewers are so popular in the Middle East.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerate for2 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Middle East
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 312.7kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 cup yogurt.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice.
  • 6 Garlic cloves minced.
  • 1 Tablespoon Harissa.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, cubed.*
  • 3 medium bell peppers any color you chose.


  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except for the chicken and mix well.
  • Add chicken and toss to coat well.
  • Cover and refrigerate from 3 to 24 hours.
  • To cook:
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat greasing very well.
  • Thread onto skewers alternating occasionally with the bell peppers.
  • Grill chicken until golden brown and cooked through, turning it occasionally.


* You are welcome to use chicken thighs in fact I recommend it more than the breasts as it is mush juicier and does not dry easily like breasts.
** For oven baking, see instructions on the post.
Nutrition Facts
Middle Eastern Chicken Kebab
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312.7
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3.6g23%
Cholesterol 89.2mg30%
Sodium 731.2mg32%
Potassium 114.9mg3%
Protein 36.4g73%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 312.7kcal | Protein: 36.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 89.2mg | Sodium: 731.2mg | Potassium: 114.9mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg