Lebanese Chicken Kabobs

Authentic Lebanese Chicken Kabob Wraps recipe.
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This wrap offers an exotic Eastern-inspired spin on the everyday chicken wrap.; and would be a perfect addition to grilling get-togethers on warm summer nights!

Ingredients

chicken marinade
2pounds skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
small slice of lemon with the peel (optional, don't put too much)
15cloves garlic, crushed
6tablespoons plain light Greek yogurt
6tablespoons olive oil
2tablespoons red wine vinegar
1.5 to 2teaspoons ground white pepper
1/3teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme or oregano
1/3teaspoon paprika
1+teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1teaspoon tomato paste
1tablespoon olive oil
1pint cherry tomatoes
1 to 2 green bell peppers, cut into cubes large enough to stay on skewers
For Serving as Wraps
pita bread
garlic paste
cucumber, cut into slices
Lebanese Garlic Paste

Instructions

  1. Mix all chicken marinade ingredients well and rub into chicken.
  2. Place in a container, cover, and let rest/marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours (overnight is best).
  3. When you’re ready to grill toss cherry tomatoes and green bell peppers in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Skewer the chicken right before grilling, skewer tomatoes and peppers separately as they won’t take as long to grill.
  5. Grill on medium heat for 12-18 minutes maximum. Remove from grill and place in a big warm pot with lid tightly covering, and let rest for 8-10 minutes – this helps the chicken become more moist.
  6. Spread 1 teaspoon Lebanese garlic paste along the diameter of each piece of pita bread, add cucumber slices, grilled tomatoes and peppers, grilled chicken, roll as a wrap and enjoy.

Lebanese Garlic Paste: http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/dips/lebanese-garlic-dip/

Bio: Recipe courtesy of Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen, a food blog featuring healthy traditional Northern Lebanese recipes. The author, Esperance Sammour, is a mom and retired school teacher who is also well known in her circles for her excellent cooking style.