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Chicken Shawarma (Middle Eastern)

Do you want a hearty and delectable dinner this evening? Look no further than this delectable chicken shawarma dish! The chicken in this well-known Middle Eastern meal is tender, seasoned, roasted to perfection, and served with fresh pita bread. It’s flavorful and simple to prepare, making it the ideal choice for a weeknight meal.

Chicken Shawarma (Middle Eastern)

Recipe by fadou liciousCourse: Lunch, Dinner, BrunchCuisine: Middle EasternDifficulty: Easy


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  • Chicken Shawarma:
  • 500g chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 3 tbsp nature yogurt

  • Homemade Pita Bread:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 tsp instant yeast

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp nature yogurt

  • Garlic sauce:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Chicken Shawarma:
  • In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  • Add the sliced chicken to the bowl and toss to coat evenly in the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or up to 24 hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F or Air fryer.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the marinated chicken on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and slightly charred on the edges.
  • Homemade Pita Bread:
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and instant yeast.
  • Add the warm water and olive oil+yogurt, and mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a clean bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Let it rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • Divide the dough into 8-10 equal pieces and roll each piece into a circle (about 1/4 inch thick).
  • Place the circles on a baking sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes, or until the pita bread puffs up and turns golden brown.
  • Garlic sauce:
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • To assemble:

  • Slice the homemade pita bread in half and place a few pieces of the baked chicken inside.
  • Top with your favorite shawarma toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic sauce.
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade chicken shawarma on fresh, warm pita bread!

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Looking for a delicious and crowd-pleasing dinner recipe? Look no further than this mouthwatering chicken shawarma recipe. With soft and chewy homemade pita bread and juicy marinated chicken, this dish is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, you can easily personalize it to your liking by adding your favorite toppings or adjusting the spices to suit your taste preferences. Whether you’re serving it up for a family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to impress. And don’t forget to tag us on social media when you make it – we’d love to see your creations! So why wait? Give this recipe a try today and savor the delicious flavors of chicken shawarma!

Serving suggestions :

  1. Wrap it up: Chicken shawarma is traditionally served in a wrap or pita bread, so this is a classic option. Load up your warm pita with juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and plenty of garlic sauce for a filling and flavorful meal.
  2. Share a platter: If you’re serving a crowd, a platter of chicken shawarma is a great option. Arrange the sliced chicken, warm pita bread, and garlic sauce on a large platter, then let everyone build their own wraps or bowls.
  3. Make it a sandwich: For a more casual option, try serving your chicken shawarma on a crusty roll or ciabatta bread. Add some sliced tomato, cucumber, and lettuce, then spread a generous amount of garlic sauce on top for a satisfying sandwich.

No matter how you serve it, chicken shawarma and garlic sauce are always a crowd-pleaser. So why not give it a try and see which serving suggestion you like best?

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