Chicken Shawarma

with Flavorful Yogurt Marinade

In this recipe, we'll be using boneless skinless chicken thighs, lemon juice, garlic, and a variety of spices to create a tasty and juicy chicken shawarma.

To make this chicken shawarma, you'll need the following ingredients:

Spicy Mayonnaise Sauce

Prepare the spicy mayonnaise sauce by combining pepper sauce and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend.


Whisk garlic, lemon juice, spices, yogurt, and salt in a medium bowl. Coat chicken with marinade, place in a ziplock bag, and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Grilling the Chicken

Grill chicken for 8-10 minutes on each side on a preheated medium-high heat grill pan. Chop into thin bite-size pieces once cooked through.

Preparing the Bread

Prepare your bread by heating up flatbread or East African Chapati on a skillet or griddle until warm and pliable while chicken is cooking.

Assembling the Shawarma

Assemble the shawarma by spreading the spicy mayo sauce on warm bread, layering with sliced veggies and chopped chicken. Drizzle with more sauce if desired.

Serving the Shawarma

Your flavorful yogurt chicken shawarma is now ready to serve! Pair with rice, grilled vegetables, or a fresh salad if desired.