Easy Homemade Chicken Shawarma
Chicken Shawarma is a Middle Eastern Recipe and Nigeria’s version adds some flare to it.You can prepare Shawarma using a rotisserie, gill it outdoor or bake in the Oven. Middle Eastern spices are rare in Nigeria, though one can recreate Shawarma using common spices.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
FOR THE SHAWARMA MARINADE:
- 2 lb Chicken Thigh boneless
- 1 Onion large Red
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic – minced
- 1 Tsp Ginger Minced
- 2 Teaspoon Black pepper
- 2 Tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1 Tsp Turmeric or curry powder
- 1/2 Tsp Thyme
- 1/2 Tsp bouillon cube optional
- 1 Scotch bonnet pepper Minced
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or any cooking oil of your choice
- 1 Tsp Salt or to taste
FOR THE SHAWARMA SAUCE:
- 3 Tablespoons Ketchup
- 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- Cayenne pepper optional- A hint of
FOR THE FILLING:
- 1 Tomato ripe and hard
- 1 Onion small red & sliced into strips
- 1/4 lb Cucumber sliced into strips
- 4 to 6 Lettuce leaves
- 4 to 6 Tortilla Wraps large
Marinate the Chicken – Wash and pat dry the chicken.
Add all the Spices to the Chicken and mix very well.
Cover with a plastic wrap or a tight lid and leave in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
Grill The Shawarma – Lay the Chicken pieces on a parchment lined baking pan, transfer to a 425°F and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Check to make sure it’s cooked through and char it for about 1 to 2 minutes just to make it darker (if you choose)
Prepare the Shawarma Sauce- Mix the Ketchup, Mayonnaise, and Cayenne pepper together and set aside.
Serve the Shawarma – Wash and slice all the Vegetables
Spread a thin layer of the Mayonnaise and Ketchup mixture on the Tortilla wrap
Layer the vegetables and Shawarma Chicken on the wrap, drizzle a little more sauce on it and roll it up.
Optional - Place the rolled wrap on a heavy bottom skillet or a grill and brown the wrap enjoy!
Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 596mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 17.9% | Vitamin C: 16% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 10.6%