Chicken Shawarma recipe

Chicken Shawarma

This delicious recipe is perfect for your guests, Fresh Chicken Shawarma rolled in a fresh made flatbread with a perfect sauce! What more do you want. 


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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Resting time Dough 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 4 people
Calories 1372 kcal


Shawarma rub

  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp paprika powder
  • 4 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder

The sauce

  • 500 ml mayonnaise
  • 400 ml creme fresh
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped

The bread dough

  • 275 grams flour
  • 7 grams yeast instant
  • 175 ml water lukewarm
  • 1 pinch salt


  • First, take the meat off the bone, we use the chicken thigh and breasts.
  • When you are done, place all your meat on some butcher paper and cover it again with some butcher paper.
  • Now flatten your chicken meat by bashing it with a meat hammer or a heavy pan. 
  • Create the rub with the ingredients for the shawarma rub, mix this all together and sprinkle it all over the chicken.
  • Place all the pieces of chicken on the rotisserie and secure it.
  • Fire up the barbeque and use the back burners.
  • Meanwhile, we can make the best sauce for the shawarma.
  • Add the ingredients for the sauce into a bowl and stir it well and your sauce is done.
  • Now we are going to make the flatbread.
  • Grab a bowl and add the ingredients for the dough and knead it until you have ball of dough.
  • Let this rest for 30 minutes, divide it into golf balls and then flatten it out.
  • Grill this on both sides on a cast iron plate and your flat bread is done.  
  • Now it’s time to slice the crunchy part of the meat from the rotisserie, let the rest continue and get a new crust.
  • Place some lettuce on your flatbread, add the chicken over the lettuce and add the sauce.
  • Roll it up, and you’re done!



Calories: 1372kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 15gFat: 112gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 57gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 8006mgPotassium: 551mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3924IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Chicken, Grilled, Shawarma
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