chicken shawarma recipe

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 4
Author Bindu


For Marinating the Chicken

  • 500 grams chicken thigh pieces
  • salt as required
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 3 cardamom

For Frying the Chicken

  • 4 to 5 tbsp olive oil

For Preparing the Filling Stuff

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tomato deseeded
  • 5 to 6 leaves lettuce
  • 1 onion

For Assembling(1 shawarma roll)

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese spread
  • 2 tbsp red chili paste
  • 3 to 4 pita bread/rumali roti/hot dog buns


Marinating the Chicken

  1. take the chicken into a bowl.
  2. add salt as required, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste, vinegar, yogurt, crushed cardamoms, and mix well.
  3. keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.

Frying the Chicken

  1. heat 2-3 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  2. put the marinated chicken pieces and fry 10 minutes on each side flipping in between.
  3. turn off the heat and keep aside.
  4. take each chicken piece and put it on direct flame using a skewer or grill mesh.
  5. turn the piece to all sides properly until it gets a nice smoky flavor and slightly burnt texture.

Preparing the filling Stuff

  1. slice the chicken into small strips and keep aside.
  2. add peeled&chopped cucumber, chopped tomato, onion, lettuce and mix well.

Assembling the Shawarma

  1. take the pita bread/roti and smear 2 tbsp of mayonnaise over it.
  2. place a big spoon full of the filling mixture, put some cream cheese spread, chili sauce and wrap it properly.
  3. keep in microwave 10 to 15 seconds and serve hot.