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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma

Brief Description

Chicken Shawarma is an ultimate dish. It is usually prepared with thinly sliced meat, wrap up it in a pita bread along with veggies and delicious sauce.

Preparation Time 15 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients for Chicken Shawarma

  • Boneless and skinless chicken breasts r thighs - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Plain yogurt - 1 cup
  • Vinegar - 1/4 cup
  • Crushed garlic cloves - 2
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom pods - 2
  • All spice - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp

For The Sauce

  • Tahini - 1 cup
  • Crushed garlic - 2 cloves
  • Lemon juice - 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt - 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh chopped parsley – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper and salt to taste

Pita Fillings

  • Pita bread - 4 large
  • Onions – thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes – thinly sliced
  • Shredded lettuce – 4 cups

Chicken Shawarma

How to make Chicken Shawarma

  • Mix vinegar, vegetable oil, yogurt, all spices, salt, cardamom, and pepper in a large bowl. Put the chicken thighs into the mixture and marinate them. Cover the chicken thighs and keep them into the refrigerator for about 4 hrs or overnight.
  • Now preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix tahini, garlic, olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, and parsley in a bowl. Sprinkle pepper and salt over it acc to your taste. Now cover the bowl and let it cool into refrigerator.  
  • Now cover the thighs of marinated chicken and bake for about 30 minutes. Turn the chicken and uncover it. Cook the chicken for about 5 – 10 more minutes. After the chicken is cooked cut it into thin slices.
  • Now in the pita bread put tomato, lettuce, onion, and sliced chicken. Roll the pita bread and topped with the sauce of tahini.

Chicken Shawarma

Some Useful Tips

  • One can increase or decrease the quantity of green chilies into the chicken according to your taste.
  • The chicken can be greased with butter and can be cooked in an oven instead of following the above process.

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  • Miso chicken
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