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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Sharwama

Chicken shawarma- Incredibly flavorful chicken marinated in aromatic yogurt marinate that is bursting with Middle Eastern Flavors. Paired with Chapati .
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 230kcal
Author AfricanBites


  • 2 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon nut meg
  • 1 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoons all spice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ dried teaspoon thyme
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon powder (replace with ¾ teaspoon salt)
  • Mayonnaise Spicy Sauce
  • Vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes Cucumber)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pepper sauce (recipe here)


  • Spicy Mayonnaise Sauce
  • Combine pepper sauce and mayonnaise (this may be done the day before and refrigerated
  • Prepare a marinade for the chicken  In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, paprika, white pepper, coriander, allspice, bouillon, nutmeg, thyme cayenne pepper and yogurt.
  • Lightly salt chicken , then coat with marinade. Place in a zip lock bag or enclosed storage and Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat a grill pan on medium high heat. Remove chicken from marinade. Grill chicken for about 8-10 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through. Chop chicken into thin bite size pieces
  • Serve chicken on flat bread or this East African Chapati.
  • Top with spicy sauce and /or sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumber, lettuce or any veggies of choice.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 1502mg | Potassium: 636mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.1mg