Chicken Shawarma

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- fresh pita Bread
- Whole dill pickle (cut lengthwise into 4 pieces
- French fries
- Garlic spread (follow recipe)

Marinade for Chicken
- 2 lb. boneless Chicken with (cut into pieces)
- 1\2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. ground green Cardamoms
- 3/4 tsp. allspIce
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 t. ground Cloves
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red chili
- 1 1\2 tsp. Salt
- 4 tbsp. fresh Lemon juIce
- 1tsp. Sumac, optional

Ingredients for Garlic sauce:
- 2 whole Garlic bulbs
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 cup Corn Oil
- 3 tbsp. Lemon juIce

How to make Chicken Shawarma


1. Wash the chicken pieces pat dry. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. Mix all the spices with lemon juice to make thick paste. Rub the paste over the chicken pieces thoroughly. Marinate it for 5-6 hours at room temperature over night in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking dish with oil, put chicken pieces in skin side down, and bake it for about 20 minutes. Take it out, turn them over and bake for 10-15 more minutes or until the chicken is tender.

3. Remove the skin and shred the chicken with a sharp knife. Put the shredded chicken back in the baking dish. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sumac and mix well.

Garlic Spread:
Put the garlic and salt in a food processor or chopper and process to a smooth paste. Add oil in a thin stream and process until oil and garlic form a uniform mixture. add lemon juice and process once.

Take one pita bread, put a thin layer of
garlic spread. Put 4 tablespoons of shredded chicken, a
few slices of pickle and French fries. Roll
it, wrap in paper napkin.

Chicken shawarma is a unique dish from Arabic cuisine which is favorited not only in the Middle Eastern countries but also in Pakistan, India and certain other parts of the world. Shawarma is not easily available. You would find lots of biryani vendors around but it is hard to find a shawarma near you.

Shawarma making is a bit technical and before some time, there were very limited experts that could make the actual chicken shawarma. Chicken shawarma recipe is based on 4 stages however you can skip a stage if you buy it's ingredients ready made. Such as rather than making pita bread yourself, you can buy it from a nearby store.

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Reviews & Comments (13)

I made it for my kids. All of them liked it so much that they finished it no time and even they were asking for more after finishing it. It was really marvelous, delicious and superb in the taste.

Apr 15, 2017 Daima Sahiwal

It was really a great experience making shawarmas of perfect taste at home. I think it’s a best way to make hygienic shawarmas at home that are good and healthy as well.

Apr 07, 2017 Romana Toronto

There are nowadays seen many chicken shawarma shops but I recommend to buy only from the best quality shops otherwise make it at home as here is a very good recipe.

Mar 30, 2017 Tanzeela KHI

i will follow this shawarma recipe step by step . it is my favorite wraps dish. i like it because of its pita bread which is soft and tasty. I wouldn't make pita bread at home but I will buy it ready made. I want to make it as quickly as possible.

Mar 28, 2017 Nadra KHI

I made it for my kids and they liked it so much. Please share some more recipes for fast foods as my kids always want to eat things like these and thank you for this one

Mar 26, 2017 akmal islambad

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