My F&W
quick save (...)
Tomato-and-Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Shashlik
© Martin Morrell

Tomato-and-Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Shashlik

  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN Plus overnight marinating
  • SERVINGS: Makes 8 skewers
  • HEALTHY

Grating tomatoes is a quick way to create the juicy puree that becomes a tangy base for a super-simple marinade.

  1. 2 large plum tomatoes, coarsely grated on a box grater
  2. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1/2 cup pure olive oil
  4. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  5. 4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  6. Vegetable oil, for brushing
  7. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine the grated tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and cilantro. Add the chicken and coat thoroughly with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Light a grill. Thread the chicken onto 8 metal skewers, leaving a small space between each piece. Brush the chicken with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and just cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Suggested Pairing

Beer A brisk Mexican lager like Sol is fantastic with ingredients like the tomato and cilantro here.

Wine An equally vibrant white wine, like a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough region, would also pair well.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.