Chicken Shawarma

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Servings 
4-5 shawarmas

As much as most of us love the ease of having ready-made shawarmas, there is something extra special about the ones made at home! This way you get to decide what toppings you like, or how much spice goes into it. And more than anything else, you're guaranteed that your family is eating a healthy meal! Nothing beats that. :)

Ingredients
500 gm
boneless chicken breast, cut into even sized cubes
1 tsp.
chilli powder
1 tsp.
cumin powder
1/2 tsp.
turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp.
ginger paste
1/2 tbsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
tandoori masala
1 tbsp.
lemon juice
2 tbsp.
oil
2 tbsp.
yoghurt
1 tsp.
salt
Instructions 

Marinate the chicken cubes in the above ingredients preferably overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Skewer them and grill until tender. You can dab a bit of oil on the pieces as they grill. Do not over-cook them, they should be ready within 10-15minutes. Make sure you turn the skewers several times if you're grilling on a bbq grill to ensure all sides are evenly cooked. If baking under an oven grill, set the temperature at 200 C, bake for 10 minutes per side or until slightly charred.

Remove from the skewers, chop into smaller chunks and keep warm.
 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

For a puffed pita bread, use this recipe: Puffed Pita

For the garlic sauce, use this recipe: Garlic Sauce

You will also need salad/lettuce or cabbage, cucumbers (fresh or pickled), tomatoes and onions, all finely sliced
 

ASSEMBLING

Place a pita bread (or slit one if you're using the puffed pita). Spread some garlic sauce or mayonnaise, any chilli or ketchup sauce, even tamarind chutney if you like. Add some chopped lettuce or cabbage, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, fries.

Roll and wrap with greaseproof paper or foil. Serve warm!!

Enjoy! :)

 

 

Comments

Looks deeelliiiiissshhhhh...mashallah..

Looks great! I've seen one recipe where they use a lot of cinnamon and cardamon. Going to give yours a try soon!

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

You can shallow-fry the chicken, careful not to over cook as that can make the chicken turn hard.

Is there any other way i cud prepare these other den grilling nd baking ? Pls help

Assalamu alaikum. After rolling wat do we use to keep it sealed inorder not to open.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, normally it should not open but you can wrap it in foil.

m makin chicken shawarma, instead of grill/oven bake, can i jst fry the chicken chunks in hot pan without oil or shud i place them in baking try & oven bake them??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can fry them for about 3-4 minutes per side then chop them up and use in the recipe.

i made it 2dy and it turned out great liked by all especially my hubby liked to eat more and more:)

Today I made it for iftaari and everyone loved it thoroughly . This is the best shewarma I ever had . Jazakallah khair sister .

hasna razik's picture

i made this for ifthar and everyone loved it. jazakallah sister :)

This was one superb recipe...a great hit with my kids especially the garlic sauce. thanx Fauzia. jazakAllah khair

Salamz dr

if i fry the chicken will it give the same taste as grilled ones ?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, no the taste will not be exactly the same as the grilled one has a slightly different flavour but they both are delicious each in their own way.

Blessing Obekpa's picture

Pls try and upload pictures of the ingredients you use as the names might not be the same everywhere. The pictures will help in identication of the ingredients at the local supermarket. Thanks.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I think it would be easier if you just google any of the ingredients that you do not understand so you can see it right away. It would be really difficult for me to take photos of every single ingredient I use. :)

Cn I assemble or mix garlic sauce n chicken n other fillngs n jst stuffed together?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Absolutely! :)

What can b use instead of paprika when ever needed??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

You can use kashmiri chilli powder or tandoori masala,

I M GONNA TRY IT TODAY, INSHA aLLAH, MY HUBY LOVES HAVIN IT...

MashaAllah!! Made it today, it was a hit. Everyone liked it

ASSALAMUALAIKUM SISTER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECIPES AND THEY ARE REALLY WONDERFUL. I TRIED YOUR CATERPILLAR BUN AND TURNED OUT GREAT. THAT WAS MY VERY RECENT TRY.AND I HAVE TRIED MANY OTHER RECIPES BEFORE LIKE PIZZAS AND CHICKEN BUNS. LOOKING FORWARD FOR MORE RECIPES. THANK YOU.

Assalaam alaikum
Can i make this with whole chicken pieces bake them and then just shred them??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that should be fine.