3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
750 g chicken breast fillets,
chopped into bite size pieces
8 wooden skewers
Zathar spice mix (use 3 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons sesame seeds,
15 g fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
chili oil (optional) or chili powder, with olive
1-2 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
mixed salad greens (optional)
pita bread (optional)
Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes.
2. To make the zahtar spice mix, put the sesame seeds into a dry frying
pan and toast over medium heat until golden and aromatic. Remove, let cool then transfer to a spice grinder (or clean coffee
grinder). Add the thyme and slat and then blend to a coarse powder. Alternatively, use a mortar and pestle. You will need
3 tablespoons for this recipe (put the remainder into an airtight container and keep in a cool place for future use).
Put the 3 tablespoons of zahtar spice mix and olive oil into a shallow dish and mix well. Cut the chicken into bite-sized
pieces, add to the Zahtar oil and toss well until coated. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
the barbecue, then thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked wooden skewers and cook over hot coal for 2-3 minutes on each
side. Remove from heat, let rest briefly, sprinkle with chilli oil and lemon juice and serve hot with salad or pita bread.