Lebanese Chicken Shawarma


Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1 lbs chicken breast skin- and boneless
  • 1 cup yogurt plain
  • 3-8 pita breads

You might have

  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • oil & salt

Suggested vegetables

  • 1 onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 3 tomato/es sliced
  • 1/2 head red cabbage shredded
  • 1 romaine lettuce shredded

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Sumac, allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, nutmeg, ginger
  • Pouch [2] Mint
  • Pouch [3] Paprika


  • Preheat OVEN to 425°F. *
  • Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a BOWL, mix 2 tbsp oil with Shawarma Spices [1] and salt to taste (1 tsp recommended). Add chicken, mix well until evenly coated.
  • On a BAKING SHEET lined with aluminum foil, spread chicken evenly.
  • Roast in the OVEN for 15 minutes, turning pieces midway.
    Shawarma Step 1
  • For the dressing, in a BOWL, mix yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt to taste, Shawarma Spices [2], and ½ tsp oil.
  • Cut the roasted chicken in thin slices. Toss with Shawarma Spices [3].
    Shawarma Step 2
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large PAN. Quickly stir-fry the chicken slices until all sides are brown and crisp.
  • Serve on pita bread topped with vegetables and yogurt dressing.
  • Enjoy!


* If you have time to prepare the chicken in advance, marinate (step 2-3) and let it rest in a covered BOWL in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.