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Chicken Shawarma By Chef Ajay Chopra

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma is a tasty chicken wrap that is popular all over the world. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for this amazing street food.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

5-10 Min

Meal Type

wraps

Preparation Time

10-20 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For Chicken Shawarma

    • 1 tsp garlic paste

    • ½ tsp garlic powder

    • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

    • 1 tsp cumin powder

    • ½ tsp clove powder

    • 1 tsp black pepper powder

    • 1 tsp tahini

    • juice of 2 lemons

    • salt to taste

    • 4 boneless, chicken thighs

    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

    • 1 cup cabbage

    • 1 tomato, julienned

    • ⅓ cup oil

    • toum paste (garlic mayonnaise)

  • For serving

    • pickled carrots

    • pickled beetroot

    • pickled onions

    • pickled radish

    • khaboos/ pita bread

    • potato fries

  • For pita bread

    • 1 ½ cups warm water (110° to 115°)

    • 1 packet active yeast

    • 2 tbsp sugar

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour

    • ¾ cup whole wheat flour

    • 2 tsp sea salt

    • 3 tbsp olive oil

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    In a small bowl, place the chicken thighs and add salt, lemon juice, cinnamon powder, garlic paste, tahini, garlic powder, pepper powder, clove powder & hung curd. Toss everything together and set aside. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  2. 2

    Grill on a cast iron grill pan skin side down first, let it cook for 3-4 mins on high heat then flip and cook till golden brown. Reduce flame to slow heat and cook till done.
  3. 3

    For the salad, in a bowl take cabbage, onions and tomato juliennes, lemon juice, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
  4. 4

    To serve, open pita pockets up. Spread a little toum paste (garlic mayonnaise), salad, pickled vegetables, potato fries and sliced chicken. Roll tight. Serve immediately!

Chicken Shawarma is a tasty chicken wrap that is popular all over the world. Shawarma is usually made from marinated chicken or meat that is slow roasted on a special vertical spit for hours on end. Once cooked, thin slices of the chicken/meat are shaved off and stuffed inside a flatbread along with different vegetables, like lettuce and various pickled veggies of choice. The flatbread can be pita or lavash. Garlic yogurt, hummus or tahini sauce can be added for more flavours.

The spicy, tangy Chicken Shawarma is not to be missed.

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