Turkish Chicken Skewers

Vibrant hints of garlic and fresh lemon. You'll love cooking this for loved ones. Best served steaming hot!

Here's What You'll Need:


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice
  • ¼ cup total of fresh parsley and cilantro leaves (or either one)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of yogurt (full, low fat or fat free)
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced for skewering
  • 2 tablespoons of sumac spice for sprinkling
  • For the yogurt drink Ayran:
  • 2 cups of yogurt (full, low or fat free)
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • ½ cup of ice
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup total of mint and parsley leaves


  1. Preheat a bbq on medium high heat or preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice, spices, fresh herbs, olive oil and yogurt until smooth.
  3. Toss the chicken in this marinade and skewer it on wooden skewers placing a thin slice of lemon in between each chicken cube.
  4. Cook the chicken on the bbq for 3-5 minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken cubes) on each side with the lid closed at all times.
  5. Once chicken is ready, sprinkle it with a generous amount of sumac spice and serve with flattered and plenty of yogurt drink on the side.
  6. For the yogurt drink: place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and slightly foamy. Save cold right away.

This recipe is from the wonderful Two Purple Figs. Please check it out!

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