Turkish Spiced Chicken Souvlaki & Sweet Potato


3 pieces of chicken thigh – cut into strips

½ olive oil

2 shallots

2 cloves of garlic – minced

1 tablespoon Mediterranean sea salt

1 tablespoon Ground pepper

½ stick butter 2 large sweet potatoes

Turkish Spice


½ cup cumin seeds

3 teaspoons pink peppercorn

1 cup fresh cilantro

3 teaspoons sumac

4 teaspoons cayenne pepper

¼ cup sesame seeds

1 cup chopped cilantro

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Time Total Time: 50 minutes



Pre-heat oven to 450

Cut potatoes into small slices and place on large baking tray

Marinade potato slices with olive oil, salt, & pepper and bake for 25 minutes (be sure to flip potato slices over at halfway point)

In food processor – mix all ingredients from Turkish spice blend – then set aside

Marinade chicken with olive oil and Turkish spice blend from above stop In a large pan – add butter, shallots, garlic and cook on medium heat for one minute.

Add marinated chicken and cook until chicken is cooked completely.

Tips: We enjoyed this dish with pita bread and cucumber salad with Tzatziki sauce (see next week’s recipe for details).

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