Chicken Skewers With Zathar (Thyme and Sesame Marinade) Recipe

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Chicken Skewers With Zathar (Thyme and Sesame Marinade)
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  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes.
  2. To make the zathar 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 salt 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).
  3. Put the 3 tablespoons of zathar spice mix and olive oil into a shallow dish and mix well. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, add to the Zathar oil and toss well until coated. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat 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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 637.61 Kcal (2670 kJ)
Calories from fat 402.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.73g 69%
Cholesterol 76.88mg 26%
Sodium 1297.11mg 54%
Potassium 463.03mg 10%
Total Carbs 31.19g 10%
Sugars 0.08g 0%
Dietary Fiber 3.51g 14%
Protein 29.63g 59%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 15%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 124.9mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 299.17 Kcal (1253 kJ)
Calories from fat 188.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.99g 69%
Cholesterol 36.07mg 26%
Sodium 608.62mg 54%
Potassium 217.26mg 10%
Total Carbs 14.63g 10%
Sugars 0.04g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.65g 14%
Protein 13.9g 59%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 15%
Iron 1.7mg 20%
Calcium 58.6mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.8
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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