Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Since I got married in 2011, I have been hearing all the praise in the world about one particular recipe. My Husband has been talking about it, searching the whole city (Lucknow) if he could have it.

He has requested me almost every month since I started blogging to prepare this recipe of Shawarma for the blog. But, this recipe, being originated from the middle east, didn’t catch my attention, probably because I am a vegetarian and much more into Paav bhaji and stuff like that. :-). I still thought I’ll give it a try.

I did my own version of Shawarma by making the roll a bit thick and some modifications in the ingredients. Hope you like it.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Follow this easy recipe with step by step instructions to have a tasty treat.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25-30 Minutes

Ingredients for Marinating:

Ingredients Quantity
Chicken  (Boneless, Skinless) 1/2 kg
Yogurt 1 cup
Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon
Vinegar 1 teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Oregano herbs 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato sauce 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon

Ingredients for filing the roll :

Onion 1
Green chilli 1
Tomato 1
Cucumber 1
Coriander leaves 1/4 cup
Mayonnaise 1 cup
Capsicum Optional

Ingredients for Roll:

Flour / Maida 2 cup
Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon
Butter 1/4 cup


1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients given under the table “ Marinating” except chicken. Mix it well and grind it to make the fine and smooth paste.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 1

2. In a medium bowl, add chicken cubes and ground paste. Mix it well and keep it in a fridge overnight for marinating.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 2

3. Arrange the chicken cubes in a skewers and grill it for 20- 25 minutes. Don’t over cook the chicken, otherwise the chicken can gets dry , moistures should remain inside the chicken. Take the grilled chicken in a plate. Heat the small piece of coal on direct flame and put it in a plate. Pour one teaspoon of ghee on coal and immediately cover it with another plate so that the chicken can absorbs the essence of coal.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 3

4. Take chicken cubes and chop it into a small pieces as shown below in the picture. Chop all the vegetables finely.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 4

5. Combine flour, baking soda and butter in a broad bowl and knead it into a soft and pliable dough. Divide the dough into a 8 equal portions. Take one portion of the dough and roll it like a chapatti.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 5

6. Heat the pan or tawa and cook the chapatti on medium flame until light golden spots appears from both the sides.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 5

7. Now spread the mayonnaise on one side of chapatti. Put chopped chicken as shown below in the picture.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 7

8. Now put all the vegetable on the top of chicken and put some more mayonnaise on the top of vegetables. Roll it and hold the chapatti with toothpick. Yummy chicken shawarma is ready, serve it with your favourite beverages

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Step 8

9. Enjoy!!

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