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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

60 Mins

Shawarma is like the ultimate on the go meal. Thinly sliced meat, wrapped in a pita bread with veggies and sauce is a delicious quick meal.
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  • Chicken boneless (thighs or breasts), skinless (thinly cut)1 1/2 lbs
  • Plain yogurt 1 cup
  • Vinegar 1/4 cup
  • Garlic, crushed 2 cloves
  • Pepper 1 teaspoon
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cardamom pods 2
  • Allspice 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice from 1 lemon
  • Tahini 1 cup
  • Garlic, crushed 2 cloves
  • Lemon juice 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons
  • Pita bread 8 loaves or 4 large
  • Cucumbers thinly slice
  • Onion thinly sliced
  • Sumac 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes thinly sliced
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/2 cup
  • Pickled slices (optional)

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Cooking Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except for chicken, fillings, and sauce ingredients to make marinade. If it seems a little dry, add a little olive oil (a tablespoon at a time). Here is an excellent tahini recipe, if you do not have some handy.

  2. Add chicken, cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, preferable overnight.

  3. In a stockpot or large saucepan, cook chicken over medium heat for 45 minutes or until done. Be sure not to overcook! If chicken becomes a little dry, add a few tablespoons of water throughout cooking duration.

  4. While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Combine sauce ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

  5. Take the onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and sprinkle with sumac. Add other filling ingredients in a large bowl and combine well.

  6. When the chicken is done, you can shred it, slice it, or leave into large pieces.

  7. As long as it it thinly cut, there is not much difference. I prefer to cut mine into wide strips.

  8. Prepare the Pita: Place enough chicken on pita that cover 1/4 of the loaf.

  9. Add veggies and pour sauce.

  10. Roll like a soft taco or burrito and you have shawarma!

  11. You can also stuff the pocket of the pita if you like.

  12. Serving Shawarma: You can serve shawarma with fries, falafel, hummus, or with a salad like tabouleh.

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Comments posted by users for Chicken Shawarma recipe:

  1. i ll try it

    on Dec 14 2011 9:23AM Report Abuse SARA
  2. i did not know what it was but tried it and love it! since am a pationate about food i love it

    on Nov 18 2011 3:07AM Report Abuse DODO
  3. i like it alot, alot, alot, alot............................................................ i have made it on my brothers wedding everyone like it alot. it was awsum, so delicious, so tasty, so coooooooooooool.......................................................................

    on Jun 14 2010 11:58AM Report Abuse SEHRISH
  4. i like all the recipe of shawarma.

    on Apr 6 2010 6:02AM Report Abuse TAIBA
  5. it has very complications

    on Dec 29 2009 4:16AM Report Abuse Guest
  6. Too complicated... make it easier !!

    on Oct 9 2009 11:15AM Report Abuse Guest

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