Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper

This chicken is moist and has a wonderfully flavored–with spice from the pepper and tang from the acids in the vinegar and lemons–these skewers are among some of the best you would ever had. The Aleppo pepper, is a Syrian dried ground pepper. This lip-smacking dish is must have for Ramadan.

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper

Shared by: Marium Hamid

Noorjahani Kabab: English – Urdu Recipe


  1. Skinless boneless chicken – 2 1/4 pounds (thighs and/or breast halves), cut into 1ΒΌ -inch cubes
  2. Aleppo pepper 1 1/2 tbsp or 2 tsp dried crushed red pepper plus 2 tsp Hungarian sweet paprika, plus additional Aleppo pepper or paprika for sprinkling
  3. Plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt – 1 cup/(8 ounces)
  4. Extra-virgin olive oil – 3 tbsp
  5. White vinegar – 2 tbsp
  6. Tomato paste – 2 tbsp
  7. Salt – 2 tsp
  8. Freshly ground black pepper – 1 tsp
  9. Garlic cloves – 6 peeled, flattened
  10. Unpeeled lemons – 2 plus 1 thinly sliced into rounds, 1 cut into wedges for serving
  11. Flat metal skewers
Reshmi Kabab Recipe: English – Urdu


  • If using Aleppo pepper, place in large bowl and mix in 1 tbsp warm water.
  • Let stand until thick paste forms, about 5 minutes.
  • If using dried crushed red pepper and paprika combination, place in large bowl and stir in 2 tbsp warm water and let stand until paste forms, about 5 minutes.
  • Then add yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, tomato paste, salt, and black pepper to spice mixture in bowl; whisk to blend.
  • Stir in garlic and lemon slices, then chicken.
  • Cover and chill at least 1 hour, can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread chicken pieces on metal skewers, dividing equally.
  • Discard marinade in bowl. Sprinkle each skewer with salt, pepper, and additional Aleppo pepper or paprika.
  • Brush grill rack with oil. Grill chicken until golden brown and cooked through, turning skewers occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes total.
  • Transfer skewers to platter. Surround with lemon wedges and serve.



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