Best Chicken Shawarma Ever!

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Chicken Shawarma is a wildly popular food found all around the Middle East. It is typically served at restaurants where it is carved directly off a rotisserie grill. But, we’ve learned a few tricks that will bring this succulent chicken, with rich flavors of garlic, paprika and cumin right to your dinner table. Pile it high on fresh pita with a salad and yogurt sauce and you’ll be in culinary heaven!

Yield: 6

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


  • Flat bread
  • Salad


  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag (or bowl).
  2. Add the chicken into the bag and coat evenly. Marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F
  4. Combine the yogurt sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.Cover and put in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. Remove chicken from bag (or bowl), and bake on a foil lined baking sheet at 425°F for 20 - 25 minutes or until browned and lightly crisp in places.
  6. Remove from the oven and dice chicken in small 1/2 inch pieces.
  7. Place the diced chicken in a hot, non-stick skillet, and crisp the chicken until desired crispiness is achieved.

To Serve

Serve Shawarma with flatbread, salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber) and the yogurt sauce.


This is a really awesome meal!!!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 Cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300

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