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Savor the Mediterranean: Authentic Chicken Shawarma Delight

Mediterranean Chicken Shawarma

About the Dish:

Mediterranean Chicken Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that is full of flavor and spices. The dish consists of marinated chicken that is grilled to perfection and then served with various accompaniments like pita bread, tahini sauce, and pickled vegetables. The marinade for the chicken includes a combination of spices like cumin, paprika, turmeric, garlic, and lemon juice, which gives the chicken a tangy and savory taste. This dish is perfect for a quick and delicious meal and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken Breast 500g
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
Garlic Cloves, minced 3
Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
Cumin 1 teaspoon
Paprika 1 teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper 1/4 teaspoon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large bowl, combine yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, turmeric, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to form a marinade.
  • Step 2: Add the chicken breasts to the marinade, making sure they are well coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Step 3: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and discard the excess marinade. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and slightly charred.
  • Step 4: Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice the chicken into thin strips.
  • Step 5: Serve the Mediterranean Chicken Shawarma with warm pita bread, tahini sauce, and pickled vegetables. Enjoy!

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