Cast Iron Shish Tawook

Cast Iron Shish Tawook

Put your Alma Grill Skillet to the test with a fresh and healthy meal.

Cast Iron Shish Tawook

Here's a recipe for cast iron grilled chicken that's both flavorful and easy to make:


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Marinate the Chicken:

    • In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade.
    • Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag or cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours, to let the flavors infuse.
  2. Preheat the Cast Iron Grill:

    • Preheat your cast iron grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure it's well-heated before adding the chicken.
  3. Grill the Chicken:

    • Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
    • Place the chicken breasts on the hot cast iron grill pan or skillet. Cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C), and the chicken should have grill marks and be nicely browned.
    • Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts, so use a meat thermometer to check doneness.
  4. Rest and Serve:

    • Once the chicken is done, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes on a cutting board. This helps the juices redistribute and keeps the chicken moist.
    • Slice the grilled chicken breasts, and serve them hot with your favorite sides. Grilled vegetables, a fresh salad, or rice make excellent accompaniments.

Enjoy your delicious cast iron grilled chicken! The marinade gives the chicken a wonderful blend of flavors, and cooking it in a cast iron grill pan or skillet adds a nice char and smoky aroma to the dish.