If you’re a huge fan of chicken dishes like my family, you’ll sure love this chicken shawarma recipe.
Tender chicken thigh tossed and baked with aromatic spices, then wrapped in a tortilla that’s fully packed with fresh veggies, and finally dipped in mild and healthy tzatziki sauce. It’s truly the best of everything.
So follow me into the kitchen for a meal that you won’t be able to stop talking about!
Let’s get to know today’s recipe first. Chicken shawarma is a very popular and flavorful street food which originated in the Middle East. The meat is marinated in an aromatic spice mixture, and then layered on a spit, rotating and roasting for several hours until fully cooked. Besides, shawarma can be made with either chicken, turkey, beef, veal, or lamb.
What makes this dish so unique and lovable is the winning combination between tender meat, fragrant spices and crunchy vegetables – all wrapped in a warm pita or tortilla. I swear it’s one of the most satisfying dishes with an indescribable and complex flavor to devour!
I really wish I have a revolving spit so that I can roast the whole chicken the old-fashioned way for once. Well, no worries, for today’s recipe, we’re going to roast the chicken in an oven for a more convenient (and safer) way. It might not be authentic, but trust me, it’ll taste wonderful.
The most common way to serve chicken shawarma is stuffing chicken in a pita bread, followed by fresh and crispy vegetables, then drizzled with yogurt sauce.
There are also other great methods to enjoy chicken shawarma: serve on basmati rice for a healthy meal, or serve with roasted vegetables to make it for a low-carb diet.
Whichever way you choose to get it on the table, chicken shawarma makes an incredible meals that is perfect for any night of the week. I hope you’ll love it like my whole family does. It’s one of our best-loved chicken recipes, beside honey butter chicken and chicken picatta. Happy cooking!
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Though the pictures should have said tons about Chicken Shawarma, I must still make an affirmation myself that this dish just has me, from head to toe, nothing more. No matter if I’m demanding an effortless brunch or a wholesome and nutritious noon snack in hot summer days – it can be anything.
Join me to regret just none.
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For the chicken baking: