Friday, September 17, 2010

Chicken Shawarma (Middle Eastern)

Chicken Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish that is so easy to make and has tons of flavors. My husband and I love to go to a little hole in the wall called Aladdins Kitchen for their Chicken Shawarma wraps. Because we love the meal so much, I decided to give it a try at home and boy was it worth it. The flavors are so fresh. You can't go wrong with this dish, it really is so easy.

Because I was in the spirit of making this from scratch, I make my own naan (recipe already posted) but you can use store bought naan/pitas though I highly suggest you make your own.


1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast, cubed
lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of cumin (you can always add more if you desire)
1 T of olive oil
pinch or two of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 garlic clove (diced)
1/2 teaspoon of curry (optional) - I love curry so I added it in the dish


1 purple onion (cut into thin slices)
crumbled feta cheese
garlic sauce (I posted the recipe to roasted garlic, just mash roasted garlic and add a tablespoon of olive oil to it and mix well for the sauce)
1 diced tomato (small cubes)
baba ganoush (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to blend all flavors and place back in refrigerator for at least 45 mins or more to let the ingredients blend. Once you're ready to cook, add chicken and juices into a large pan and cook until the chicken is done, set aside.

When you're ready to serve, in your pita, add your garlic sauce first, chicken mix, feta, onions and tomato inside the pita. I serve it with a side of baby gadoush as well as a dollop of the garlic sauce to dip the pita sandwich in.


The Inexperienced Foodie said...

that looks great you are lucky that you have a friend to share this with i wish i did

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I love having my friend to do this with. Going to visit your blog now!