Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Picture this: a kitchen filled with the tantalizing aroma of warm spices, succulent chicken, and the promise of a culinary journey. Our Homemade Chicken Shawarma recipe is a symphony of flavors that transports you straight to the bustling streets of the Middle East.

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pita bread and your favorite toppings for serving


  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl to create the marinade.
  2. Add chicken to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well coated. Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
  4. Slice chicken thinly and serve in warm pita bread with your favorite toppings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Marinating Time: 2 hours | Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Homemade Chicken Shawarma is a mouthwatering blend of spices and tender chicken, bringing the authentic flavors of the Middle East to your home.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 350 | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 20g

Picture yourself savoring each bite, the harmony of flavors dancing on your taste buds. This Homemade Chicken Shawarma recipe is not just a meal; it’s a culinary experience, inviting you to create lasting memories around the dinner table. So, gather your loved ones, embark on this flavor-filled journey, and let the magic of homemade shawarma elevate your dining adventures.

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