Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

A yummy Lebanese sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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°F (175°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.


Most Helpful

this is very very close to real shawirma... i did use the recommendations given by ratatouileee... and it was almost as good as the little take out places in beirut.

Maya's Mama February 23, 2009

WOW! I made this today for dinner and it was SUPERB.I was born and raised in the middle east and when I moved to the states I NEVER came across chicken shawarma that tastes like back home...BUT this recipe is very authentic.. the shawarma SMELLS and TASTES the same like the ones back home...! I think the key component is cardamom!!! I didn't marinate it for 4 hours and threw it in the oven straight away.I used two chicken thighs instead of 8 and sliced them thingly and added 2 tablespoon of crushed cardamom, 1 teaspoon crushed garlic,1 teaspoon nutmeg,1/2 cup of white vingegar,1 teaspoon salt, for mixed spices I grounded 2 Cinnamon sticks,6 cloves,toasted cumin,black pepper... I added one tablespoon of yogurt instead of 1/4 cup. I made my own pita bread #17977 and I didn't use tahini, yogurt , garlic etc spread..but instead I made my own garlic sauce by adding one garlic , 1 egg white and 1 teaspoon salt, and 5 tablespoon of vegetable oil and some lemon juice in a food processor. I spread the gralic sauce on my pita bread , added little french fries , some pickled arabic cucumbers, then some chicken and rolled it like a sushi roll and wrapped it around butter paper and twisted both ends of butter paper a twist-wrap that candies come in.

Ratatouilleee November 11, 2007

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