8 Reviews

I used chicken tenders and had to skip the cardamom because I didn't have any and it is about 10 bucks a bottle. It was still good w/o it! I was really worried at first because when I took the chicken out of the bag it was marinating in, it smelled horrible (mostly b/c of the vinegar)! But once it started cooking, it smelled great and turned out wonderfully. The marinade made a tasty coating on the chicken. I didn't cut the tenders before cooking them, and they only cooked for about 15 minutes on medium heat before they were done (flipped halfway through). I used roasted garlic hummus instead of the sauce. I topped the wraps (I used tortillas) with chopped red onion, sliced cucumbers, halved grape tomatoes, and feta cheese. It was so yummy!

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Lesley G November 12, 2007

I quadrupled the recipe and made this for a Middle Eastern themed party, and it was a huge hit! Almost everyone asked for the recipe, and there was none left. I made my own tahini, and the sauce was amazing. It looked like someone had licked the bowl clean! Thanks!

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Retro Kali October 27, 2007

The recipe is not written in a good way and the proportions seem to be totally out of place.<br/><br/>1 cup of Tahini with 2 tbsp of yoghurt does not make a sauce, it is concrete!<br/>You definitely don't need 45 minutes to cook a chicken that has been marinated and in thin cuts. it takes more like 5-10 min.

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soederman January 02, 2014

I absolutely love this recipe! My boyfriend is from Saudi and he couldn't believe how much it tastes like the Shawarma he grew up with. I usually shred the chicken and it absorbs the flavor much better. Garlic mayo and warm pita are a must for this dish. Thank you for sharing!

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ellewoods808 April 18, 2010

this was a wonderful Shawarma recipe! a friend from out of town introduced us to a fantastic Mediterranean deli near where she lives that serves it and ever since I've been trying to replicate it at home. this comes the closest to what i know it should taste like. i used a mix of chicken thighs and breasts and wrapped the cooked chicken up in warmed pitas with garlic mayo, pickles, lettuce, onion, tomato and cucumber. my family devoured every drop, nothing left over at all

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verybaddmom September 01, 2008

This was soo yummy!!! I wasn't really sure with the yogurt but it turn out wonderful!! and was pretty quick to make!.. Would reccomend this to all.

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Um_Layla September 27, 2007

Everyone enjoyed this! I was so happy to use the sumac that was sent to me, lol. The sauce seized up like concrete when I combined the tahini with the yogurt & lemon juice so it was more like a spread than a sauce. DH thought it needed more garlic. But hey, there are NO LEFTOVERS!!! Thanks, Ann! Made for ZWT3 NA*ME Challenge.

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Elmotoo June 17, 2007

Really good! Even my 7 year old downed two helpings of this. I thinned out the tahini sauce with a bit more yogurt, but that's just personal preference. Seasonings were very pleasant and chicken nice and tender. Thanks for posting!

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pattikay in L.A. June 15, 2007
Chicken Shawarma Recipe