Friday, September 3, 2021

Lebanese Chicken Seekh Kabab

I got the recipe for Lebanese Chicken Kofta Kabab from YouTube. It was made by Mark Weins himself, a Youtuber who got the recipe during his travel to Baalbek, Lebanon. This authentic recipe is made using ground lamb, but here tried using chicken. Parsley is one of the key ingredients in this dish. I have tried with both Curly parsley and Falt leaf parsley and both taste equally good. The Lebanese 7 spice seasoning is a mixture of black pepper, cumin, paprika, coriander, cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg. If you cannot find one, you can replace it with garam masala. 

I have had this recipe of Lebanese Kofta kabab on my to-do list for a long time. Incidentally, the group which I follow on Facebook, "Sshhh Cooking Secretly" had a kabab theme for the month of August, and no doubt I wanted to make this dish. 

This month's theme was chosen by Sujata Roy who blogs at Batter Up With Sujata. I can't wait to try her Veg Galouti Kababs. My partner for Aug 2021 is Narmada from Nam's Corner. She gave me onion and lemon juice as my secret ingredients. I gave her cumin powder and beans and she made Veg Seekh Kabab. Do check her blog for the recipe. Also, I cant wait to try her whole wheat bhatura recipe. 

  1. Chicken - 1 pound/1/2 kg
  2. Onion - 1 large
  3. Garlic - 4-5 cloves
  4. Parley - 1 bunch
  5. Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  6. Lebanese 7 - spice seasoning or garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Olive oil - 1 tablespoon for brushing 
  1. Wash the chicken pieces and drain off the water completely by placing it in a colander. 
  2. Use a food processor to mince the chicken. 
  3. Add the minced chicken to a large mixing bowl and add finely chopped onion, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, garam masala, pepper powder and salt.
  4. Mix well until everything is well combined. 
  5. Roll and place the chicken mix around a skewer and grill them.
  1. If you think the minced chicken mixture is not holding well on a skewer, add a little chickpea flour/besan to make it thicker. 


  1. that lebanese spice mixture must have given this kebab so much flavour. loving the pics too -perfectly strung on a skewer..

  2. So delicious Lebanese chicken kababs. We love Lebanese cuisine. Parsley adds to the taste. Nice party snack and a healthy one.

  3. My favorite!! I make this almost every week. I used to avoid non veg before my marriage but now it is my favorite. And no matter how you make it , it never turns out bad.

  4. The Lebanese spice mix must be adding a nice aroma to these kababs. I will shre this recipe with my son and ask him to try it. The kababs are so well shaped on the skewers. Something that I have to master

  5. I love the way you have shaped these perfectly. I may have to swap for a vegan version , but can still follow your recipe with the lebanese spice and parsley.

  6. This kebabs looks very inviting and parsley surely will add so much taste to this. A treat for chicken lovers.

  7. Lebanese chicken seekh Kabab looks super tempting. Parsley and Lebanese five spices definitely gives a wonderful flavour. Loved your well explained recipe. Bookmarking the recipe to try soon.

  8. Anu perfectly shaped kebabs. And with Lebanese flavours must be really good. I would love to try a veggie version of these kebabs either using soya granules or lentils.

  9. Lebanese Chicken Kebab with parsley and Lebanese 7 spice mix sounds absolutely flavorful! You gave shaped the kebabs so well on skewer.

  10. Lebanese Chicken Seekh Kabab looks amazing, it's big treat for chicken lovers. All the spices, parsley used surely added good taste to these kebabs.

  11. Love the flavours used in these kebabs.. my kids love chicken kebabs and I am going to try these soon for my family.

  12. Absolutely brilliant kababs! Love the use of Lebanese spice mix must have elevated the taste of the kababs to a whole new level. Loving the shape of the kababs too. 🙂

  13. These chicken kebabs with Lebanese flavors sounds amazing. Perfect melt in the mouth texture.Would love to try vegetarian version with Lebanese flavors.