Chicken Shish Kebabs

Last year I went on holiday to Egypt and when I go anywhere new, one of the main things I get excited about is trying all the food.  Unfortunately I picked up a stomach bug on the second day and wasn’t completely well until the last day so I couldn’t really enjoy it all.  I did manage to eat some absolutely fantastic grilled meats though which were really well marinated and tender.  I’m  not sure exactly what they were marinated in but they were really delicious.

So when this month My Kitchen My World went to Egypt,  I was happy to have an excuse to finally make these kebabs.   I have to say that the end result did not taste quite like anything I actually ate in Egypt so I can’t claim they are authentic.  However, they tasted great and reminded of the holiday that inspired them.


300g chicken, chopped into large chunks

1/2 tsp dried mint

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Seeds from 3 cardamom pods

1 garlic clove, crushed

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 1/2 tbsp yoghurt

How to make Chicken Shish Kebabs

1. Combine all the herbs and spices with the yoghurt.  Stir well.   Add the chicken and stir so it is coated on all sides in the sauce.   Put in the fridge for at least 2 hours to marinate.

2. Thread the chicken onto skewers.  Cook on a griddle pan, under the grill or barbecue.   Serve with salad and pitta bread.

9 thoughts on “Chicken Shish Kebabs

  1. Janice says:

    Oh my that must have been torture not being able to eat the food! Your kebab looks good, nice to have this sort of food now it is getting warmer.

  2. Juliana says:

    Oh! This chicken look delicious with all the spices…I’ve guest coming this weekend, and will try to grill it on the BBQ. Hope you have a great week ahead Corina 🙂

  3. Katerina says:

    With all these beautiful ingredients how can they not be delicious? It doesn’t matter if they are authentic or not since they succeed their scope that is to give pleasure!

  4. Saveur says:

    The best part of travelling is bringing back the food into your own kitchen! It is a gift that just keeps on giving! I was sick in Morocco as well, but thankfully it was at the end of the trip. I learned the heard way not to eat un-washed fruit – gah!

  5. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen says:

    Hi Corina, your chicken shish kebabs look delicious! How lucky you are to have visited Egypt, I’ve always dreamed of going there. Wanted to let you know the Egypt round-up is finally posted over at MKMW, sorry it is late! Hope you are having a nice weekend 🙂

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