Egyptian Chicken Kebabs


Indulge in the savory charm of Egyptian Chicken Kebabs, a delectable treat from the heart of Middle Eastern cuisine. These skewers feature marinated chicken pieces, grilled to perfection, offering a smoky aroma, juicy texture, and a melody of spices that dance on your palate.

Egyptian Chicken Kebabs

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 skewers per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Sodium: 400 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g


  • Chicken breast or thigh, cut into cubes: 800 g (1.8 lbs)
  • Yogurt: 1/2 cup (120 ml or 4 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 3 cloves
  • Lemon juice: 3 tbsp (45 ml or 1.5 oz)
  • Olive oil: 2 tbsp (30 ml or 1 oz)
  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp
  • Paprika: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper: To taste
  • Bamboo or metal skewers

Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate the Chicken: In a bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt, and pepper. Add chicken cubes and marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Skewer the Chicken: Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers.
  3. Grill the Kebabs: Grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and has nice grill marks, about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Serve: Serve hot with a side of rice, salad, or grilled vegetables.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marination Time: For best flavor, marinate the chicken overnight.
  • Grill Temperature: Ensure the grill is not too hot to prevent burning.
  • Even Cooking: Cut chicken into uniform sizes for even cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake these in the oven?

Yes, bake at 200°C (400°F) for 20-25 minutes.

What can I use instead of yogurt for marination?

You can use a simple mix of olive oil and lemon juice.

How can I prevent the skewers from burning on the grill?

If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before use.