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Sumac Chicken with Baby Eggplant

Sumac Chicken with Baby Eggplant

  • Author: Sharon Matten - Kosher Everyday
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 18 skewers 1x
  • Category: Poultry
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free
  • Diet: Kosher


Made with fragrant, healthy spices, Sumac Chicken with Baby Eggplant is packed with flavor and is easy to make.  Keep in mind that this recipe contains some non-traditional spices.  The extra effort in gathering them is worth the fantastic flavors you’ll experience.


  • 1 1/22 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground amchoor powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic oil
  • 812 baby eggplant (also known as Indian Eggplant), halved lengthwise
  • Hummus for serving (optional)


  1. Cut the chicken thighs into long 2-inch wide strips. 
  2. Thread the chicken onto skewers.  Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine the sumac, amchoor powder, turmeric, salt, brown sugar, black pepper and garlic oil.  
  4. Evenly spread the spice mixture over the chicken.
  5. Heat a grill pan over medium/high heat.  Grill the chicken skewers until browned on each side.
  6. After the chicken is completely grilled, place the eggplant halves cut side down on the grill.  Grill until grill marks appear on both sides.
  7. Serve the Sumac Chicken and Baby Eggplant hot with spicy hummus and your favorite fragrant rice.

Keywords: Sumac, Chicken, Amchoor, Turmeric, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free


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