Easy Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Homemade Shawarma


  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Recipe Cuisine: Middle-Eastern


  • 900gramschicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 1largeonion (sliced)
  • 1/2cupolive oil
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 1/4cuplemon juice (fresh)
  • Ingredients For The Spice Mix:
  • 2teaspoonspaprika
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 2teaspoonsground cumin
  • 1teaspoonground coriander
  • 1teaspoonsumac
  • 1/4teaspoonturmeric
  • 1/4teaspooncinnamon
  • 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1/4teaspoonground cardamom
  • 1/4teaspoonred pepper flakes (crushed)
  • Ingredients For The Sauce:
  • 1cupSet Yogurt
  • 1/4cupmayonnaise
  • 2tablespoonslemon juice (fresh)
  • 1garlic clove (grated)

Just imagine preparing tasty and distinctive Homemade Shawarma at home! If this is tempting, you need to go for this fabulous Middle Eastern recipe right away. Chicken Shawarma, known as the Chicken Wrap, is a tender chicken marinated in a blend of Lebanese spices stacked and slowly roasted for the perfect result.
It is a very popular street food in the Mediterranean, but with our easy, simple, and achievable recipe, you can get the same delicious flavors at home.
This Homemade Shawarma is an excellent choice for a weeknight, work, or school lunch. The most incredible thing about this flavorful Chicken Wrap is its creamy, garlicky sauce with a bright, mouthwatering taste. It is the final touch for perfection.
This fantastic Shawarma recipe will give you a step-by-step guide to make the most delicious shawarma ever. We also introduced you to different serving styles to make you feel the taste and texture deeply.


Step 1

Start making your delicious shawarma by marinating the chicken. Seasoning the chicken and marinating it is the key to a perfect Middle Eastern Chicken Wrap.
Spice is everything in this recipe. If you want a spicy, tasty, and flavorful shawarma, make sure you use the right spices. Place the chicken meat in a large bowl and add all the spices, olive oil, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Toss and coat the chicken well.

Step 2

You want the chicken covered with magical spices. Add the onion slices to the bowl and mix them until you have a combined mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.
If you are marinating the chicken overnight, allow it to sit at room temperature for an hour before cooking. This way, the spices will be incorporated.

Step 3

While the chicken is marinating, you can make the perfect sauce for your Chicken Wrap. Combine the sauce ingredients, including Set Yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic clove, in a bowl. Taste and add salt as needed.
Keep the sauce in an airtight container until ready to use. You can store the Chicken Wrap sauce in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Step 4

Now it is time to heat the broiler. For this, set the broiler to high and place the oven rack under its element. Place a rack on a metal baking tray.
Next, arrange the shawarma on the rack and broil it for 16 to 18 minutes or until the chicken reaches the temperature of 73°C (165°F).

Step 5

There is another option for making this incredible meal, and that is to grill it. To do so, heat the grill, and once it is hot, add the marinated chicken to the heated grill. Cook the chicken wrap over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.
Flip the homemade shawarma over after about 10 minutes. When the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 73°C (165°F), it is time to remove it from the heat.

Step 6

Transfer the shawarma to a bowl. To serve this fabulous and irresistible Chicken Shawarma, slice the cooked chicken into strips immediately. Side it with fresh pita, the sauce, shredded vegetables, and your favorite dressing.

Step 7

Another popular way of serving the Middle Eastern Chicken Wrap is to serve it as a shawarma bowl. Fill a bowl with your favorite greens, including tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and top them with the cooked shawarma slices. Drizzle it with some sauce and serve.

Step 8

For a perfect shawarma and pita mixture, spread the sauce in the center of the pita. Top it with sliced greens like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion slices. Add the Chicken Shawarma and some sauce. Roll the wrap and enjoy every bite.


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