About the Dish:
Chicken Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish that consists of marinated chicken meat, usually cooked on a vertical rotisserie or spit. The chicken is usually thinly sliced and served in a pita bread or flatbread, along with a variety of toppings and sauces such as garlic sauce, tahini, hummus, pickles, and vegetables. This dish is known for its bold flavors and is a popular street food in many Middle Eastern countries. The marinade used for the chicken is a combination of aromatic herbs and spices, which gives the meat a tender and juicy texture. Chicken Shawarma is a delicious and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
|Lemon juice||2 tablespoons|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Ground cumin||1 teaspoon|
|Ground coriander||1 teaspoon|
|Cayenne pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Pita bread or flatbread||4 pieces|
- Step 1: In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to make the marinade.
- Step 2: Place the chicken breasts in the marinade and coat them evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
- Step 3: Preheat the grill or stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard any excess marinade. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and lightly charred. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
- Step 4: While the chicken is resting, warm the pita bread or flatbread in a dry skillet or on the grill for a minute or two on each side.
- Step 5: Slice the grilled chicken into thin strips. Assemble the chicken shawarma by placing a few slices of chicken on each warmed pita bread or flatbread. Add your preferred toppings and sauces such as garlic sauce, tahini, hummus, pickles, and vegetables.
- Step 6: Roll the pita bread or flatbread tightly to form a wrap. Secure with a toothpick if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious homemade Chicken Shawarma!