Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Homemade Chicken Shawarma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
It's a popular gourmet sandwich that can probably be never made at home perfectly, but wait, there's a very easy way out. I did mine using a panini grill at home.
Marinated chicken chunks are mounted on a large rotating skewer and then roasted slowly to perfection against a gas burning grill.
Due to unavailability of such industrial roasters at homes, this has typically remained a restaurant dish. But not anymore, one of our Lebanese family friends had taught me this recipe and ever since, I make it this way. Do give it a try folks. I am sure you all will love it.
The basic concept in this recipe is to have a nice marination that mimics a good chicken shawarma flavor and then grill it in such a way that keeps it juicy. Happy Cooking!!!!!!!
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Prep Time8 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time8 hours 33 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Recipe Cuisine Type: Arabian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury, Spicy
Calories 999 kcal
Servings 5


  • 800 gm Chicken breast skinless
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 5 tbsp Greek yoghurt or hung curd
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 pinch Nutmeg powder optional


  • 3 Tomato Grilled
  • 8 Pita bread
  • 1/2 cup Garlic sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cucumbers pickled
  • 2 cup French fries
  • 1 1/2 cup Lettuce thinly cut


  • 2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Water warm

For the pickled cucumbers

  • 5 Cucumbers thinly cut
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar

For the garlic sauce

  • 1 bulb Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


  • Rinse the skinless chicken breasts with cold water. Cut horizontally into thinner cuts of about 1/2 inch.
  • Each breast could possibly be split into 2 slices depending upon thickness. Marinate the chicken breasts with all the ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight. Next day, grill the chicken using a panini grill for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  • Also simultaneously grill the tomatoes too. Once cooked, shred the chicken thinly. Now it's all ready to be wrapped into a shawarma.
  • Spread the chicken shreds all along the diameter of a pita bread. Spread some garlic sauce followed by pickled cucumbers.
    Homemade Chicken Shawarma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Also add grilled chopped tomatoes and some french fries. Enjoy !!!!!!

For the pita bread

  • Combine all the ingredients and knead a smooth dough out of it. Keep it aside for an hour to double up in volume.
  • Work on a floored surface and divide it into 8 parts. Roll each one gently into a round disc of medium size.
  • Bake them in a preheated oven on 180° for 15 minutes. Brush them with a little olive oil before baking. Use them as required.

For the garlic sauce

  • blend all the ingredients by adding little olive oil at a time until smooth and homogenous.

For the pickled cucumbers

  • Add them to vinegar and leave them covered in the refrigerator. Use as desired. The cucumbers should be thinly cut.

Recipe Notes

Use chicken or mutton for this awesome sandwich. Use grilled chicken only. Garlic sauce must be fresh and mayonnaise also can be used. 
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 999kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 3947mg | Potassium: 2042mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1390IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 7mg

Zeenath Amaanullah
Zeenath Amaanullah

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