Shish Taouk and Homemade Hummus


The best thing about shish taouk (grilled chicken breast cut into cubes) is that you can marinate it whichever way you desire, there is no one recipe. This time I decided to go herby. I used thyme, and instead of squeezing the lemons, I used them whole. Frankly, they were yummilicious! And to complement shish taouk, you can’t but have hummus! I worked from scratch, i.e. didn’t use canned chickpea cream but worked with fresh ingredients.

To marinate chicken for 6 skewers, you need:

- 500g boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes

- 1 lemon cut into 8 cubes

- 3 garlic cloves, pound into a cream

- 1 tsp salt

- 2 tsp thyme

- 2 Tbsp olive oil

- 1/2 tsp paprika

- 1 zucchini cut into thick circles (optional – I just wanted some vegetables with our dinner)

Marinate the chicken for half an hour. In the meantime prepare the hummus, for which you need:

- 400g ready-to-eat chickpeas

- Juice of  1 and 1/2 lemon

- 1 tsp salt

- 1 tsp olive oil

- 10 Tbsp tahini

- 3 Tbsp water

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend well.

Back to the chicken. Fill the skewers will the chicken mix. Grill over medium/high heat until both sides are golden and the chicken is cooked but not dry. Serve with the hummus on the side.

Did you know? Tahini is sesame paste and sesame seeds are a good source of proteins.

9 thoughts on “Shish Taouk and Homemade Hummus

  1. Mmmmm, yummiii, the shish taouk seems delicious… I love shish taouk, but I prefered it with Toum,(without worrying of the breath’s smell) a bowl full of fries and pickles…. :)i’m mouth-watering now..hihi

    • Grazie mille! Il cake era veramente gustoso, le mele cotte con lo zucchero hanno aggiunto un sapore ricco. Mi e piacuto il tuo blog…il cake con banane e i bocconotti sembrano un altra storia!!

  2. Yumm.. the lemon pieces in the chicken skewers are a great idea! will definitely add this next time we make taouk.
    But what happened to the garlic in the hummus :( ?

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