Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern Arabic-style sandwich. Shawarma is a popular dish and fast-food staple across the Middle East, Shawarma is known as guss in Iraq.
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In50 MinServings8
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Malt vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Plain yogurt1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Mixed spice1 Teaspoon
 Cardamom1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Skinless boneless chicken thighs8
 Tahini1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Garlic1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon
 Tomatoes4 Medium, thinly sliced
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
 Lettuce4 Cup (64 tbs), shredded
 Pita bread rounds8
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 447 Calories from Fat 168

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.9%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.92 mg

Sodium 388.8 mg16.2%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.6%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 29 g57.1%

Vitamin A 57.3% Vitamin C 32.7%

Calcium 10.4% Iron 11.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1.In a glass baking dish, mix together the malt vinegar, 1/4 cup yogurt, vegetable oil, mixed spice, cardamom, salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs into the mixture and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

2.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, 1/4 cup yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, taste, and adjust flavors if desired. Cover and refrigerate.

3.Cover the chicken and bake in the marinade for 30 minutes, turning once. Uncover, and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove from the dish, and cut into slices.

4.Place sliced chicken, tomato, onion, and lettuce onto pita breads. Roll up, and top with the tahini sauce


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Ambrosia says :

Yes it is a pre-mixed blend and you get to buy it in normal grocery stores. They call it Mixed Spice. Look for MasterFoods brand or you may even look for some local brands available!
Posted on: 6 March 2011 - 9:23pm