Chicken Shawarma

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4 hr 30 min

Healthy & delicious Chicken Shawarma for dinner! My girls just love this Mediterranean delight any day! Usually, we get it from our local eatery but today I made it at home. This particular recipe is so easy, and filling. And it tasted pretty close to the real thing!😍

Traditionally, Chicken shawarma, as you might know is a dish made of marinated chicken, layered on a vertical rotisserie where it's slow-roasted for days to get the deep flavor. After roasting thin slices are cut, served on pita pockets with fresh greens, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and topped with tahini & hot sauce sauce.

Recipe details

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  • Prep time: 4 Hours Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 4 hr 30 min
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  • Marination:
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp crushed fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced

Other ingredients:

  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 2 thinly sliced bell peppers


🥙Add all the marinating ingredients in a bowl & mix well then add the chicken, onion & bell peppers.
🥙Mix well & marinate for 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
🥙When you are ready to bake preheat the oven at 425F.
🥙Pull the chicken out of refrigerator & keep it at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
🥙Spread the chicken & veggies in one layer on a greased pan & bake for 25-35 minutes.
🥙Broil few minutes in the end to get the charred look.
🥙Serve it with saffron flavored rice pilaf or pita bread, fresh toppings or cucumber salad & tahini sauce. Enjoy!
Sandhya Kumar|Global_fooddiva
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