Shish taouk toum ? lebanese chicken skewers with garlic sauce

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2

Shish Taouk :

3 chicken breasts, skinless, cubed

Oil for brushing

Cubed red bell peppers, onions, mushrooms etc [optional]

For the marinade:

2 tablespoons thick /hung yogurt, preferably sour

5-6 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon mustard paste

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoon tomato paste

White[or black] pepper powder to taste

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt to taste

Toum Sauce:

2 garlic cloves, grated

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 green chillies,finely chopped

1 teaspoon honey [my variation]

Salt to taste


  • Shish Taouk :
    Mix all the ingredients of the marinade to form a thick paste. Marinate the chicken and bell pepper cubes in the marinade, cover with plastic and let it sit for at least 8 hours or overnight. If using bamboo skewers ,soak them in water for about 2 hours. Skew the marinated chicken and bell pepper cubes on the soaked bamboo /metal skewers and brush some oil on these. Grill on medium heat till chicken is tender and slightly charred.
  • Toum Sauce:
    Mix all the above ingredients and serve alongside the Shish Taouk as a dipping sauce.


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