Chicken Tawook is a popular Lebanese dish that is simple and delicious. Tender chicken chunks are marinated in a perfectly spiced, tangy yogurt sauce.
Traditionally, chicken tawook is threaded on skewers and cooked on the grill, but you can also cook them on your stove top, especially in winter time when grilling is not an option. Below are the instructions for both ways of cooking.
How to Make Chicken Tawook:
This recipe is all about the marinade, with yogurt being the basic ingredient. Yogurt is what helps tenderize the chicken and reduces the cooking time. The rest of the ingredients include: apple cider, tomato paste, garlic, olive oil, paprika, oregano, salt and black pepper. Mix it all together and you’ll get this light orange creamy sauce to marinade your chicken chunks. Add the marinade to the cubes of chicken breast and mix well until every single piece of chicken is well coated. Let it marinate rest for at least a couple of hours or up to overnight.
How to Cook Chicken Tawook:
Stove Top: Using a stove top grilling pan or a regular pan, heat some olive oil on medium heat. Add the chicken tawook chunks, one piece at a time in a single layer (make sure not to overcrowd the pan). Cook on one side for about five minutes, using a pair of tongs flip each chicken and cook for another five minutes or until they are fully cooked.
Grill: Pre heat the grill to 350 F. Thread the chicken tawook chucks onto pre soaked wooden skewers and grill for about 5-8 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.
Complete your Meal with these Amazing Lebanese Recipes:
Chicken Tawook dish can be served in so many ways, as a plate, on a salad or sandwich. Here are a few suggestions:
- Salads: fattoush salad, tabouli salad or red lentil tabouli salad.
- Dips: Homemade hummus, baba ganoush or avocado hummus.
- Other: Lebanese Vermicelli Rice, or Air-Fried French Fries.