Make the marinade by mixing oil, mint, chile flakes, thyme, Aleppo pepper, tomato paste, red pepper paste, black pepper, and salt in a bowl. Add your chicken, then let it sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Next, heat up a grill and put your skewers on the hottest part. Turn them as needed until the chicken gets a nice char and is cooked through, which should be about 12 to 15 minutes. When you're done, you'll have delicious skewers and a new favorite way to eat an old standard.