The most delicious shawarma chicken you'll ever eat! Serve with pita bread, tomato and/or cucumber slices, tahini, or garlic sauce. Also great atop fattoush!

Maxine
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine yogurt, lemon juice, 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, paprika, cumin, and oregano in a large glass or ceramic bowl; mix well. Add chicken and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in hot oil in batches until tender and browned, about 5 minutes per batch. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Substitute thyme for oregano if preferred.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; 13.5 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 354 mg sodium. 2.1 g carbohydrates; 24.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2019
I've never had chicken shawarma so I really don't have anything to compare this to but we liked it! You definitely need some kind of sauce to serve this with though or it will be quite dry. I made a quick sauce with plain yogurt tahini garlic a bit of lemon juice and some chopped herbs salt & pepper. We served this sandwich style with pita bread sliced cucumber tomato red onion and the sauce. Really similar to a gyros but with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2019
I've never had chicken shawarma so I really don't have anything to compare this to but we liked it! You definitely need some kind of sauce to serve this with though or it will be quite dry. I made a quick sauce with plain yogurt tahini garlic a bit of lemon juice and some chopped herbs salt & pepper. We served this sandwich style with pita bread sliced cucumber tomato red onion and the sauce. Really similar to a gyros but with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2019
I've never had chicken shawarma so I really don't have anything to compare this to but we liked it! You definitely need some kind of sauce to serve this with though or it will be quite dry. I made a quick sauce with plain yogurt tahini garlic a bit of lemon juice and some chopped herbs salt & pepper. We served this sandwich style with pita bread sliced cucumber tomato red onion and the sauce. Really similar to a gyros but with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2019
Very delicious and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2019
We enjoyed this chicken with fresh tzatziki sauce. Read More