A Simple Marinade Makes For The Best Chicken Kebabs

Mix yogurt, onion, garlic and spices to make traditional Turkish chicken kebabs

By Elizabeth Taviloglu
Published: May 30, 2014 04:49 AM GMT / 
Updated: May 30, 2014 04:49 AM GMT

Summer is here and grilling season has begun. It’s the perfect time to fire up your grill and get cooking.

If you’re looking for new ways to make simple, easy dishes like chicken kebabs, go no further. Here is the perfect, back-to-basics recipe for authentic Turkish chicken on a skewer.

Unlike many chicken kebab recipes you may have tried before, this one has minimal vegetables. But don’t worry, it packs maximum flavor. Like all traditional Turkish kebabs, the magic lies in the quality of the meat and in the marinade, not in the things that go along with it.

In this simple recipe, the white or dark meat chicken is marinated overnight in a mixture of plain yogurt or milk, onion and garlic juice and spices. Say goodbye to dry, flavorless chicken. A sprinkle of salt and some Turkish spices like oregano are all you need for the most succulent chicken you’ve ever tasted.

Try this recipe for basic Turkish-style chicken kebabs, then use your imagination to make the recipe your very own.

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