Shish Tawook Chicken Lebanese Recipe
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Shish Tawook Chicken

Shish tawook, a traditional Lebanese dish, becomes juicy and tender from a simple marinade of fresh lemon juice and garlic.
Course Entree
Cuisine Lebanese, middle eastern
Keyword shish tawook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 20 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts - cut in cubes
  • 1 juice and zest of lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh parsley to serve


  • Place chicken breasts cubes in a glass bowl or large resealable plastic bag.
  • Add lemon juice, zest, grated garlic, salt and pepper to the chicken toss until chicken is evenly coated with marinade. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or up to overnight.
  • Heat pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add chicken to the pan along with all of the marinade. Sauté chicken, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with fresh minced parsley on top.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 28.8g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 869mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.4g