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Lebanese Chicken Tawook

Shish tawook, a traditional Lebanese dish, becomes juicy and tender from a simple marinade of fresh lemon juice and garlic.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 7 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •  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 tbsp olive oil
    •  fresh parsley to serve


  1. Place chicken breasts cubes in a glass bowl or large resealable plastic bag.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with fresh minced parsley on top.

This great family recipe is thanks to The Lemon Bowl at


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