Homemade Chicken Shawarma

What is Shawarma?

Shawarma is thinly sliced cuts of meat, like chicken, beef, goat, lamb, and sometimes turkey, rolled into a large piece of flatbread or pita that has been steamed or heated. Inside the pita, foods like hummus, tahini, pickles, vegetables, and even french fries are added. Think of shawarma as a taco or burrito Middle Eastern style. – About Food

So, here’s my take on making shawarma at home.


makes 6-10 pieces

Chicken Marinade

  • 490g Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 tbsp Shawarma Spice Mix
  • 3 tbsp Laban or Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


You can make your own mix by following the ingredients in the photo above since those spices might be already available in your pantry 🙂 try 1:1 ratio

shawarma ing

  • Flour Tortillas or Kubus (flat bread, like pita)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Onion, sliced thinly
  • Cucumber, cut into strips
  • Tomato, cut into strips
  • Fresh Corriander
  • Fresh Mint
  • French Fries
  • Garlic Dressing or Garlic Paste
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cheese


Combine all the marinade ingredients into a bowl making sure to coat the chicken pieces. Cover and let marinade in fridge for a minimum of 24 hours.


Pan-grill the chicken until cooked. Slice into strips. Set aside.

To Assemble

Prepare the vegetables and layer then roll like you are making a burrito or any sandwich wrap.


Roll into a foil or wax paper, reheat before serving.


Thanks to About Food

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