Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Homemade Chicken Shawarma | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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The best thing about Yummyyy y‘s homemade chicken shawarma is that it is loaded with tons of amazing flavors. The chicken is well-seasoned, and the homemade pita bread and sauces are amazing. Combine them with vegetables, and you have a delicious and filling meal at home! Serve it for lunch, dinner, or snack any time of the day.


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Everything is made from scratch, including the pita bread. You can definitely buy it from the stores to make the cooking process easier, but making it from scratch is so much better. No wonder why a lot of people love this recipe – it is so good, and every ingredient complements each other. The tzatziki sauce and the spicy mayo sauce elevated the flavors and combined everything perfectly. Make sure to give this a try if you love chicken recipes.

Easy Chicken Shawarma Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2.2 lb of chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic paste
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons of shawarma spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

For the pita bread:

  • 3 1/3 cups of flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cup of water

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chopped mint leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice

Spicy mayo:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of sriracha or hot sauce


  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced cucumber
  • olives
  • sliced iceberg lettuce
  • sliced jalapeno
  • sliced red onions

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How to Make Chicken Shawarma

Step 1:

In a large bowl, add all the seasonings for the chicken in a bowl. Mix until well combined.

Step 2:

Slice the chicken breast in half then score. Add to the mixture and mix until well coated. Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

Step 3:

Place a pan over heat and add a tablespoon of cooking oil. Add the marinated chicken and cook on medium high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes per side or until tender and brown. Thinly slice the chicken.

Easy Chicken Shawarma Ingredients
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Step 4:

Make the tzatziki sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl, then in a separate bowl, combine the mayo and sriracha.

Step 5:

Make the pita bread. Combine all ingredients in a bowl them mix well and form into a dough. Cover with cling wrap and let it sit until it doubled in size.

Step 6:

Once your dough is ready, remove the gas then divide into 4 equal parts. Get one and place on a floured surface. Sprinkle more flour on top and roll until flat and thin. Repeat with the remaining parts.

Step 7:

Place the pita on a preheated pan over medium high heat. Cook until browned on both sides.

Step 8:

Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of the spicy mayo to the pita. Add some salad of your choice, sliced chicken, then top with some tzatziki sauce. Wrap it and serve immediately. Enjoy!

How to Make Chicken Shawarma
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Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Homemade Chicken Shawarma

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