This Week's Fancy Pants Meal: Doner Kebabs

I've been sitting on this recipe for a while, as it was one I got via a snack site, versus one I'd planned for. I figured this was a good week to try it, since I was only cooking for four days instead of six, and it was mostly spices.

I should not have sat on it so long. This is amazing.

# Doner Kebabs

Universal Yums

0.25 cup plain yogurt
1.0 tbsp black pepper
2.0 tsp nutmeg
2.0 tsp paprika
1.0 tsp coriander
1.0 tsp cinnamon
1.0 tsp cloves
1.0 tsp cumin
1.0 tsp salt
0.25 tsp cardamom
3.0 tbsp tomato paste
4.0 cloves garlic (minced)
1.0 tsp cumin
0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
2.0 pounds chicken thigh
0.5 tsp smoked paprika
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
1.0 whole lemon (juice and zest only)

1 - Make the marinade by combining the yogurt,tomato paste, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
2 - Pat the chicken dry and season well with salt and pepper on each side.
3 - Toss in the marinade, then cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
4 - Thread the whole chicken thighs onto skewers, pushing the meat together tightly. Repeat until all the chicken is skewered.
5 - Place the skewers in a broiler pan and cook under the broiler for 15 minutes until the surface is golden and slightly charred.
6 - Remove the skewers from the broiler.
7 - Flip the skewers over and brush with the pan drippings, then return to the broiler for another 15 minutes or until fully cooked.
8 - Remove the skewers from the broiler and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
9 - Carve the chicken off the skewer off the skewers and enjoy over pita, salad or rice.

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