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Dukkah Chicken Skewers

This amount makes 52 meatballs.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Egyptian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Valerie Lugonja


Ingredients for the Chicken

  • 2 pounds or one kilo of minced chicken or turkey
  • 1 medium onion , chopped fine (about one cup)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 lemon , juiced (about ΒΌ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice)

Ingredients for Coating the Chicken

  • 1 batch of dukkah seasoning , as per recipe, above
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 or 3 eggs , beaten
  • oil


Instructions for the Chicken Dukkah

  1. Mix the chicken with the onion, juiced lemon, and spices; season the chicken well
  2. Pour flour one shallow dish, eggs in a second shallow dish, and dukkah in a third
  3. Shape the chicken pieces (about one tablespoon each) onto a skewer; cover with flour, then egg, and roll in dukkah
  4. Freeze until ready to cook

Instructions for Frying the Skewers:

  1. Broil or fry in a skillet with hot olive oil about 6 minutes, front and back, until golden; remove when pieces feel firm and look toasted
  2. Serve with sliced tomatoes and avocados in a pita bread, or as an appetizer on a stick with yogurt cheese balls or dipping garlic yogurt

Recipe Notes

I served this recipe with my famous yogurt cheese balls. YUM! The perfect accompaniment.