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Marhaba! Given it’s summer and the weather is perfect for having barbecues, today I want to share a recipe that my family has been using for generations for grill chicken. I want to add that this dish exists in many parts of the world, but using some ingredients from Lebanon makes it a recipe for grilling chicken the Lebanese way.
It’s very easy and straightforward. If you share my passion for outdoor grilling and have an appetite for a hefty dish, then by all means mix these ingredients and grill chicken the Lebanese way. More importantly during this Holy Month of Ramadan, this dish is definitely worth having after a long day of fasting. Enjoy and let me know how it goes 🙂
Lebanese Grilled Chicken (دجاج مشوي على الطريقة اللبنانية)
-Whole chicken or pieces of chicken, breast or thighs (دجاجة كاملة أو قطع دجاج)
-Cup of red vinegar (خلّ أحمر)
-Cup of lemon juice (عصير الحامض)
-2 garlic cloves (حصص ثوم)
-Cup of olive oil (زيت الزيتون)
-2 teaspoons of salt (ملح)
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon (قرفة)
-1 teaspoon of cumin (كمون)
-1 teaspoon of allspice (سبعة بهارات)
Directions (طريقة التحضير)
-Rinse (اغسل) chicken or pieces of chicken in water and salt to remove any odor.
-In a separate bowl, mix (امزج) cinnamon, allspice, and cumin with red vinegar.
-Sprinkle the mixture on the chicken in another bowl (رشّ المزيج على الدجاج في وعاء آخر).
-Mix garlic cloves, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender.
-Add (اضف) the blended paste on the chicken and leave to marinate (نقع) for 4 hours or more.
-Prepare the grill and add pieces of chicken or whole chicken.
-While grilling (شوي), use a brush to add leftover marinade to keep the chicken moist.
For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Have a nice day!!