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.
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: 895IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.9mg