Chicken Shawarma

This Chicken Shawarma recipe is so fun to cook and to eat, your family are going to love it. As you know we are trying to encourage children to try food from around the world and this recipe is part of our Kids Eat Club.

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Chicken Shawama
Chicken Shawama

Shawarma are a Middle Eastern dish, I am not going to get into the argument as to which country its originate from but you will find Shawarma recipes in most of the Middle Eastern country.

Like a lot of recipe that I have research into, there seems to be no one defined recipe for Shawarma. Like always I have picked ingredients I like (and had in my cupboard) to create this recipe.

The fun part of this recipe is the cooking and the eating of it. Shawarma are always thinly sliced and to be able to do this at home we are going to skewer the chicken and stand it on an onion for us to sliced the chicken like they do from a kabab shop.

Try cooking the recipe with your children by using this easy Chicken Shawarma PDF.

Shawama chicken prep
Shawama chicken prep

 

We served our Chicken Shawarma with homemade flat bread, salad and chilli yoghurt.

Enjoy

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Homemade Chicken Shawarma that is just as good if not better than your local kabab shop. Great fun to make with your children.
Chicken Shawama
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Middle East
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours -minimum
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken brest fillets cut into half horizontally
  • 1 large onion peeled
  • 4 bbq skewers
Marinade
  • 1/2 tbsp Knorr chicken granules or 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt and white pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Middle East
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours -minimum
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken brest fillets cut into half horizontally
  • 1 large onion peeled
  • 4 bbq skewers
Marinade
  • 1/2 tbsp Knorr chicken granules or 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt and white pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
Chicken Shawama
Instructions
  1. First make the marinade by combining all of the marinade ingredients together. Add in the chicken breast and give it a good mix. Leave to marinade in the fridge over night or minimum 2 hours.
  2. To cook the chicken, cut the onion in half and put it in a baking sheet. Stick 1 bbq skewer in to each half of the onion, using the blunt end. Skew the chicken breast on to the skewer resting it on the onion. You are using the onion to stable the chicken. you might need extra skewer to stable the chicken. See photo in post.
  3. Cook the chicken in a 180c pre heated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Check that the chicken is cooked, especially in the middle. Served with flat bread, salad and yoghurt.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is great cook on the BBQ. you can use chicken thigh, beef or lamb too.



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