Russian Chicken Shish Kabob Recipe – Shashlik

Russian Shashlik - Chicken Shish Kabobs

Growing up in Ukraine, my dad would always make shish kabobs, they are called Shashliky in russian.  My parents would take us on camping trips in the Russian Forest and we would grill these up for dinner. This is an enhanced recipe, done by my brother in law..Avi Tal.

They turned out so tasty, I had to share.

Directions

    • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 small bell peppers (red and/or yellow), cored, seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

Directions

1. Stir together yogurt, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, preheat grill or broiler. Blanch bell peppers in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and refresh with cold water. Blanch zucchini for 1 minute. Drain and refresh with cold water.

3. Alternate chicken cubes, peppers and zucchini on skewers. Grill or broil the kebabs until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

When using wooden skewers, wrap the exposed parts with foil to keep them from burning. (Contrary to conventional wisdom, soaking skewers in water doesn’t protect them.)

Great Party Recipe

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