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Chicken Shawarma


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  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 3tbs of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbs minced garlic or 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • A pinch of cumin and coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp allspices
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips (to replicate the look of restaurant style shwarma). Place it in a large bowl.

Step 2

Add the herbs and spices into the large bowl. Stir with a spoon till all the chicken pieces are evenly coated.

Step 3

Cover the bowl and let it marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Step 4

Preheat pan and add the vegetable oil (or any oil that you have).

Step 5

Add the chicken and let it cook for around 10 minutes until the chicken browns. (note: it may take slightly longer than 10 minutes for the colour of the chicken to change).

Step 6

After the chicken shwarma is cooked, use a pita bread and add the chicken shwarma mixture and Chilli sauce/garlic sauce/ Chill mayo/ plain mayo. Serve it alongside fresh salad.


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