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chicken shawarma recipe



Chicken Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that has gained global popularity. It is characterized by its layers of meat (usually chicken, but sometimes beef or lamb) that are marinated with a blend of spices and then grilled on a vertical spit. The meat is then thinly sliced and served in a pita or flatbread, often with fresh vegetables, tahini sauce, and other accompaniments. It is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or as a handheld snack or appetizer. Chicken Shawarma is high in protein and can also provide a good amount of fiber when served with vegetables and whole grain bread.

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chicken breast


olive oil

2 tablespoons

shawarma spices

2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 cup

garlic, minced

2 cloves

lemon juice

2 tablespoons

pitas or flatbreads


Assorted vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers)

Tahini sauce



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix the chicken with olive oil, shawarma spices, salt, and pepper.

Step 2:

Add the yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice, and mix until the chicken is well-coated.

Step 3:

Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 4:

Preheat your grill or skillet and cook the chicken over medium heat until it is cooked through and slightly charred.

Step 5:

Slice the chicken thinly and serve in a pita or flatbread with vegetables and tahini sauce.

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