Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma

Bring this popular dish to your home. Chicken Shawarma with sumac and baharat spices makes a good party dish and burger-alternative. If you can marinate the chicken in advance, it will intensify the flavor.

Yogurt for Mayonnaise

The dressing basis is made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise. It’s lighter and makes up for the double oil in the chicken preparation. You might sprinkle it with extra sumac.

Not Just For Chicken

If you are not a chicken fan, mix the Shawarma Spices [1] in any other beef or vegetables dish. It always turns out delicious! We recommend this Mediterranean combination:

Greek Salad with Lebanese Potatoes
  • In a BOWL, add romaine lettuce with tomatoes, cucumber, and tomatoes. Season with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and Greek oregano. Add feta cheese and/ or black olives. Mix well.
  • Cut potatoes in the size of large French fries. Mix with Shawarma Spices [1], salt to taste, and 3 tbsp olive oil. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, turning midway.
The Shawarma Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

[1] Sumac, allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek , nutmeg, ginger

[2] Mint leaves

[3] Paprika

Greek Salad with Lebanese Potatoes
Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

Lebanese Shawarma

Lebanese Shawarma is a culinary gem from the Middle East. Marinated meat, slow-roasted on a vertical spit, combines fragrant spices to create an aromatic masterpiece. Tender slices of the crispy, seasoned meat are wrapped in a soft pita bread and complemented by tangy pickles, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and delectable tahini or garlic sauce. Lebanese Shawarma transcends borders, captivating food enthusiasts with its irresistible taste and creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Embark on a culinary journey and savor the essence of Lebanon with every bite of this timeless Middle Eastern delight.
hands-on time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
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.