Chicken Shawarma

Total Time
40mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
30 mins

Posted for ZWT6

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to high.
  2. In a bowl, combine the coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, paprika and grill seasoning. And the juice of half a lemon, the garlic and about 3 tablespoons olive oil and stir until it is paste-like.
  3. Slather the mixture all over the chicken until it is well-coated.
  4. Transfer to the grill and cook on each side for 6-7 minutes, until cooked through.
  5. Remove from the grill and let the chicken rest before thinly slicing.
  6. Once the chicken is working, preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of olive oil, about 2 tablespoons. Once you see the oil ripple, add the onions and peppers, and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until the veggies start to wilt. Once the onions are working make the sauce: In a bowl, combine the juice of the remaining half lemon, the tahini, yogurt, some salt and a small drizzle of olive oil. Mix to combine.
  8. Place the pitas on the grill to warm them and give them a light char, about 1 minute on each side. To assemble, place some of the sliced chicken on each pita, top with some of the pepper and onion mixture, and a good dollop of the yogurt-tahini sauce.
Most Helpful

4 5

When I mixed the seasonings, I was very afraid because the smell was not appealing at all. It smelle like dirty shorts to me. I went ahead and grilled the chicken anyway and was very surprised at the results. It was very good. I did not make the tahini, as we prefer tzatziki. I will still be searching for a shawarma recipe, however, as I want something more like the red chunks of chicken we get in local restaurants.

5 5

This was good. I let the chicken marinate for a couple of hours first.