Shaourma

   Prep time: 25 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 40 mins

Serves: 8

Learn How to Make a Delicious Chicken Shawarma Recipe at Home Using Your Grill.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs of thinly cut skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 head of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 of crushed/powder oregano (or thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder (optional)
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder

Preparation Method

  1. Rinse the boneless chicken breasts with fresh cold water then cut horizontally into thinner cuts of about 1/2 inch (each breast could possibly be split into 2 slices depending on thickness).
  2. Mix all ingredients in a blender, add to a bowl and mix well with the chicken, cover and let marinate in the fridge overnight.
  3. When ready, grill the marinated chicken using a grill for about 15 minutes on medium heat. You can also cook the chicken on a BBQ grill if so you wish.
  4. Once cooked, shred the chicken thinly as and it’s now ready to be wrapped into a Shawarma Sandwich. Spread the chicken shreds along the diameter of a pita bread, spread a bit of Garlic paste, add some salty cucumber pickles, some fries, and some grilled tomatoes, roll and enjoy.

Notes and Tips

Try marinating a mix of 75% chicken breast and 25% skinless boneless chicken thighs. The fat in the thighs gives the chicken a nice kick when grilled.
Add grilled tomatoes in the sandwich instead of raw tomatoes Some restaurants add fries in the sandwich, others add a cabbage/mayo salad to the sandwich.
Baking or broiling in the oven will rid the chicken of its juice and must be avoided if possible.
You can find salty Syrian cucumber pickles from grocery stores if you donot have in your home.

                                                                                                             Butheina Alnounou

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