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shish kebab skewers served with pita
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5 from 6 votes

Shish Kebab

Fire up your grill you guys! Shish kebab is here. It’s loaded with flavors with wonderful chicken marinade that will blow your taste buds. And perfect for summer grilling!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Turkish
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 438kcal


  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon paprika
  • 6-8 cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Bell Peppers cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch cubes I used all 3 colors of bell peppers for color
  • Red Onion cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch cubes


  • Mix all spice ingredients together. Add it to Greek yogurt along with lime juice. Whisk well.
  • Add chicken cubes to the chicken marinade and mix well to coat every piece evenly.
  • Cover and marinate over night in the fridge. Try to marinate chicken for atleast 4 hours.
  • Next day, fire up your outdoor grill.
  • Immerse skewer sticks in water for about 30 minutes. Remove from water and lightly spray in with oil before skewering the meat. If you are using metal skewers rod, you can just go ahead with the next step.
  • Skewer the chicken cubes along with cubed capsicum and cubed onions. Pour the remaining marinate over the skewed chicken.
  • Place on hot grill and grill until meat begins to brown. Turnover and grill the other side too. Once meat is grilled on both sides, remove from grill.
  • Serve it hot with pita bread and hummus or aioli.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1870IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.8mg