Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Turkish Chicken Kebobs

I bought this amazing blend of Turkish seasonings at a little spice/herb shop in Pikes Market when we were visiting Seattle.  I have not been able to use it so I developed this recipe so I could use the seasonings.  Sounds weird, but if you could smell these seasonings you would understand. 

If you have a chance to go to a specialty herb shop I recommend it.  Wait a minute, I know what your're thinking, not the kind of specialty herb shop where the owner is a weird guy wearing a rastafarian hat, I mean cooking herbs, geeezzzz.  They generally have every kind of herb and spice you can imagine and they will grind it fresh for you.  Even though they can cost more per pound, you save quite a bit of money, because you can buy just what you need instead of having to purchase several large bottles of herbs that will just sit in your cabinet.

1 pkg chicken breasts (5 to 6)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 green bell pepper
1 orange/yellow bell pepper
1 large onion
2 tomatoes
6 skewers

Cut chicken breasts into 1.5" cubes.  Place in a bowl and toss chicken with lemon juice.  Place in the fridge.

Next make the sauce:
1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp mint sauce
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp turkish seasoning

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Pull the chicken out of the fridge and drain any juices off.  Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat.  Return the chicken and remaining sauce to the fridge.

Cut bell peppers and onion into 1.5" squares.  Slice tomatoes into 4 wedges.  Get a baking pan that you can use to set the skewers across.  Season the tomato wedges with a little salt, pepper, and turkish seasonings and set in the bottom of the pan.  Set oven to broil.

Pull chicken out and build your skewers.  Onion, chicken, green bell pepper, onion, chicken orange bell pepper, ect.  Hang all the skewers across the pan.  Take the turkish seasoning and lightly dust the skewers on all sides.  Place in the oven and broil for 5 minutes then rotate skewers and broil for 5 more minutes.  Reduce heat to 400F and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is done.

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