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Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Relish and Tahini Yogurt

Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Relish and Tahini Yogurt


Ingredients

Tahini yogurt

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Baharat Seasoning (click for recipe)
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

Pomegranate relish

  • 1 1/4 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 2/3 cup shelled unsalted natural pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Chicken

  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Baharat Seasoning (click for recipe)
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, each halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 3 pieces

Recipe Preparation

Tahini yogurt

  • Combine lemon juice, Baharat Seasoning , and garlic in medium bowl; stir to blend. Let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in yogurt and tahini. Season tahini yogurt to taste with salt. DO AHEAD Can be made up to 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

Pomegranate relish

  • Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

Chicken

  • Whisk first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Add chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Marinate at room temperature at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours.

  • Preheat broiler. Thread 6 chicken pieces onto each skewer. Place on small rimmed baking sheet. Broil chicken until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Arrange kebabs on platter. Serve with tahini yogurt, pomegranate relish, and warm pita breads.

Recipe by Ana Sortun, Oleana, Cambridge, MA,

Nutritional Content

One serving contains (analysis inludes 1 pita per serving): Calories (kcal) 761.6 %Calories from Fat 43.4 Fat (g) 36.7 Saturated Fat (g) 7.5 Cholesterol (mg) 101.4 Carbohydrates (g) 60.0 Dietary Fiber (g) 11.7 Total Sugars (g) 11.2 Net Carbs (g) 48.3 Protein (g) 51.5 Sodium (mg) 447.1Reviews Section

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