Chicken Shawarma Recipe

This Chicken Shawarma recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious. It’s so juicy and packed full of middle eastern flavor. It serves up nicely with a israeli style salad.

We’ve tried this recipe with chicken mini fillets and boneless thighs and I can say they are great with both but the thighs definitely have more flavor due to the higher fat content.

There are a lot of herbs and spices that go into making the marinade for this Chicken Shawarma Recipe and I’ve tinkered with dry and fresh ingredients for the marinade and frankly dried ingredients are easier to use as don’t perish and can be stored for longer.

For best results they say to marinade the chicken for 24 hours but I have been able to do this in just 20 minutes. It still tastes great, although with a longer marinade there is more flavor through the chicken. 

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

I hope you enjoy this Chicken Shawarma recipe! Enjoy.

Chicken Shawarma

Delicious chicken shawarma recipe, the perfect middle eastern dish. 

Course Chicken, Keto, Main Course, paleo
Cuisine Middle Eastern


  • 1lbChicken Breast or Thigh Meat

For The Marinade

  • 1 tbspGround Cumin
  • 1tbspGround Coriander
  • 1tbspMinced Garlic
  • 1 tspSea Salt
  • 3tbspOlive Oil
  • 1/4tspCayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tspDried Ginger
  • 1tspBlack pepper
  • 1tspAllspice


  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a large ziplock bag or bowl.

  2. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade and rub together and let sit for a minimum of 20 minutes. 

  3. In a preheated pan on a medium heat fry the chicken for about 12 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked through and golden. 

  4. Serve up with a yummy Israeli salad or your favorite salad.