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Courtney Roulston's chicken shish kebabs with green tahini and sumac salad

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Here’s one to add to your weekly dinner rotation. Courtney Roulston's chicken shish kebabs are easy to make and full of flavour.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + 30 mins marinating time


  • 750g Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) tahini paste
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 4 large pieces Lebanese or pita bread
  • Sumac salad
  • 1 red onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers or qukes (baby cucumbers), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, coarsely torn
  • 1 tsp ground sumac or lemon and herb dukkah

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the chicken, cumin, cinnamon, lemon zest and 2 tbs of oil in a large bowl. Season with a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to develop the flavours.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high heat. Thread the chicken evenly onto metal or soaked bamboo skewers and cook on the grill, turning occasionally, for 2-3 mins each side or until cooked through.
  3. Step 3

    To make the sumac salad, combine the onion, cucumber, parsley leaves, sumac or dukkah, a pinch of sea salt and the remaining oil in a bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Place the parsley, coriander, tahini paste, lemon juice, maple syrup and 1/3 cup (80ml) water in a blender. Season with a pinch of sea salt flakes and blend until smooth.
  5. Step 5

    Spoon the tahini mixture onto a serving plate. Arrange the chicken skewers and sumac salad over the tahini mixture. Serve with Lebanese or pita bread.