feature: chicken shawarma recipe (an easy and delicious mediterranean recipe)

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First off, this is not a traditional Shawarma because we’re just going to bake our chicken thighs in the oven.

However, you could bake this in a more traditional manner if you purchase a Shawarma Skewer and layer the chicken thighs onto it.

Yield: 4

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Recipe Card: chicken shawarma recipe (an easy and delicious mediterranean recipe)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 6 to 8 Chicken Thighs, boneless & skinless
  • 1 tbsp Coriander, ground
  • 2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprkia
  • 1 tsp Turmeric, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
  2. In bowl, combine spices (coriander, cumin, onion, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, chili, salt, pepper).
  3. Add garlic, ginger, olive oil, and honey. Mix well.
  4. Add chicken to bowl and massage spice blend into chicken.
    Optional: Leave chicken to marinate 30 minutes to overnight.
  5. Transfer chicken to a lined 9-inch oven-safe baking dish.
  6. Cook20to30 minutes(until internal temperature of 165°F/75°C).
  7. Remove from oven, cover & let rest 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!


You can make this with chicken breast but it will need 35 to 45 minutes to cook.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 532mgCarbohydrates: 7.6gNet Carbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 4.7gProtein: 29.2g

So Much Flavor!

This Chicken Shawarma Recipe is just packed with flavors. You’ll love it!

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