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Chicken Shawarma Sandwich

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This is the Lebanese version of the Turkish doner kebab or Greek gyros. It is traditionally cooked on a rotisserie in restaurants but this recipe helps anyone make it at home. It can be served on top of a fatoush salad or in a toasted pita sandwich. Dede's garlic sauce is a perfect compliment to this sandwich and is traditionally served that way.
  Chicken breast boneless 2 Medium, cut into strips (skinless)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Greek yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Seven spices 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
For serving
  Pita pocket 5 Medium
  Green pickle 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Turnip pickle 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and let marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat pan and add 3 tablespoon olive oil, add chicken and let cook for 10 minutes until chicken browns, cook for an additional 2 minutes if necessary to brown.
3. To make sandwich, use pita bread, spread garlic sauce on pita, add chicken, kabees (turnip pickle) and green pickles (you can add tomatoes and lettuce if desired).
4. Roll sandwich and press in the grill press to make sandwich crispy for 3 minutes.

5. In a serving plate, serve the shawarma with fries, pickles, garlic sauce and salad.

If using DedeMed's shawarma spice replace cardamom, cinnamon stick, 7 spices, paprika, dried parsley and cayenne pepper with 2 tablespoon Dede's Chicken Shawarma spice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
125 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 408 Calories from Fat 111

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.2%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 39.9 mg13.3%

Sodium 910.3 mg37.9%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 24 g47.6%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 15.4%

Calcium 3.5% Iron 20.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shantihhh's picture
Love Shawarma but usually lamb. This chicken version is great. Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎), also spelled Chawarma, Schawarma, Shawirma, Shwarma, Shuarma, Shawerma, Shoarma, Schwarma, Shoermeh, Siaorma, or Shaorma, is a Middle Eastern Arabic-style sandwich-like wrap usually composed of shaved lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or a halal mixture of meats. Shawarma is a popular dish and fast-food staple across the Middle East and North Africa; it has also become popular worldwide. No matter how you spell it I love it!
Anonymous's picture
Wow! Shawrama is my favorite, but have never tried making it at home. The recipe tells it is easy and sounds great too, so I must give it a try!.
tanya3286's picture
I have had shawarma before but never got to making the dough soft and light when I tried recreating it at home... You seemed to have used pita but the ones I had always had a soft bread covering like its been yeast leavened which i think it a soft flour roti almost
perceptiveeye's picture
I never have chicken shawarma. This recipe seems to be delicious, simple and easy. I think I must give it a try by sometime now!
healthyeating's picture
yummy recipe...I would love to try it very soon!!
Delicious.Thoughts's picture
Wow ! your chicken Shawamra looks so filling ! But if I want to make this vegetarian what vegetables go best with this ? Also please suggest a good substitute for kabees
Delicious.Thoughts's picture
Wow ! Your chicken Shawamra looks really satiating. But if I were to make it vegetarian, what vegetables and seasonings go best with this? Also could you please tell what kabees is ?
Anonymous's picture
can you do that the same way with beef? will the other ingredients be the same?
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