Chicken Shoarma (shawarma)


Home-made chicken shoarma (shawarma) made from chicken thighs. With an easy dried herbs marinate for an amazing flavor and smell! Ready in about 20 minutes.

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Chicken shoarma (shawarma)
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-04-24, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 24-03-2021

20 minutes 4 people Main course
Chicken shoarma (shawarma)


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  • 1 kilo (2,2 pound) chicken thighs (without any bones)
  • 8 pitas (home-made or store-bought)
  • teaspoon of salt
  • half a teaspoon pepper
  • half a teaspoon cumin
  • half a teaspoon of ground coriander
  • half a teaspoon paprika powder
  • half a teaspoon ginger powder
  • half a teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • half a teaspoon cinnamon
  • half a teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • half a liter of plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (use home-made or store-bought)
  • pepper and salt to liking
  • olive oil
  • for garnish: red onions, lettuce and green bell peppers
Chicken shoarma (shawarma) ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • bowl
  • large skillet

Chicken Shoarma (shawarma)

20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparing the chicken shoarma (shawarma) -- 10 minutes + waiting time

Combine all the dry ingredients, make a nice mixture of the dried herbs. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces and marinate them in the ground herbs mixture for at least 4 hours.

If you would like to have home-made pitas for these delicious chicken, start making them at this point. We have a recipe up on our site, go check it out

Chicken shoarma (shawarma)
Chicken shoarma (shawarma)

Putting it together -- 10 minutes

For an easy garlic sauce, finely cut the garlic cloves and combine them with yoghurt and mayonnaise. Season with pepper and salt. Prepare the garnishes, cut the red onion and green bell peppers into slices and cut the lettuce into pieces.

Heat a little bit of olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken, the smell will be absolutely gorgeous and cook them for about 5 minutes.

Open up the pitas, fill them with a little bit of lettuce, red onion slices, green bell pepper slices, garlic sauce and chicken. Enjoy the best chicken shoarma (shawarma) you'll ever have!

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