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Chicken Shawarma Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • Marinade –
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into strips)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Sauce-
  • ½ cup plain reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 4 (6 inches) pitas
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)


  1. In a medium bowl combine lemon juice, curry powder, olive oil, salt, cumin, and minced garlic.
  2. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  3.  To prepare the sauce- In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, and 1 minced garlic clove. Set aside.
  4. Spray grill grates with cooking spray and Pre-heat the outdoor grill. Thread chicken onto skewers and place onto the grill. Grill for 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Place pitas on the grill rack and grill for 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Place 1 pita on each plate. Top with chicken, lettuce, tomato and add the dressing.