Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Garlic Chicken Kabobs

"Tender and moist, these grilled kabobs from Sheri Jean Waked are extra special when served with her garlic dipping sauce. 'This is a lighter version of a dish my Lebanese mother-in-law taught me to make,' she writes from Loveland, Ohio. 'I reduced the amount of oil and substituted yogurt for mayonnaise.'"
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20 m servings
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  1. Place garlic and salt in a small bowl; crush with the back of a sturdy spoon. Add cilantro and coriander; crush together. Add the yogurt, lemon juice and oil; mix well. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. For dipping sauce, place garlic and salt in a small bowl; crush with the back of a sturdy spoon. Mix in oil. Stir in yogurt. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain and discard marinade. Thread chicken on eight metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, turning once. Serve with dipping sauce.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 kabob with 2 tablespoons dipping sauce) equals 186 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


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Excellent, very easy recipe. I used thigh meat instead, and substituted Italian parsley for cilantro. Marination time was at least 4 hours. It came out tender and juicy.

Very yummy! We don't have access to a grill right now, so I broiled the kabobs. Also had to use dried cilantro, since I couldn't locate any fresh. I served then with steamed asparagus and brown ...

These were great! I put them in pita pockets and we dipped them into the garlic sauce. This was amazing and I am adding it to the Favorites folder so I can make it again and wont forget about it...

This is a FABUOLOUS recipe - a true 5! I was tempted to add back in the mayonaiise to the dipping suace she mentioned, but was glad I didn't. I broiled mine since I didn't have access to a BBQ...

MMMM! I made these last night and they were very tender and delicious. I used mayonnaise when I saw that they could be made that way. And dried cilantro(didn't have any fresh). I marinated them ...

The marinated chicken was great but the dipping sauce was so garlicky that I was sick until the next day! I will briefly sautee the garlic in the olive oil before mixing it with yogurt next tim...

Felt like I got a mouth full of Mexico with how overwhelming the cilantro was. I tood some other advice and used a fresh batch of it, and even went light on the spice and heavy on the garlic. St...

OMG! These are fabalicious!! I halved these but I made a mistake in the preparation by using fresh parsley instead of cilantro ... I must say, NO regrets! It was AWESOME (ofcourse I will try thi...

This is pretty good. We put it in pita bread (heat the bread a little in a skillet) along with the sauce. It's fairly tame. I haven't read the other reviews, maybe there's something to make i...

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