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Chicken Shawarma

This chicken sharwarma is marinated in yogurt and a lot of Middle Eastern spices. It's so comforting and easy to make!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 6
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (to taste)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or 3 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Place the chicken thighs in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle seasoning on top of chicken. Follow by adding the yogurt, tomato paste, lemon juice and olive oil. Rub everything together so that the pieces of chicken are thoroughly coated.
  • Arrange the chicken thighs on skewers, pushing them together tightly.
  • Prepare a deep baking dish by lining it with aluminum foil. You will want to make sure that the width of the dish is shorter than the length of the skewers. This will allow you to rest the skewers on the sides of the dish.
  • Place the ends of the skewers on the rim of a deep baking dish. You want to make sure that the chicken is not touching the bottom.
  • Bake in the oven at 425 degrees covered for 25 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 25-30 minutes.
  • Use a sharp knife to shave slices off the chicken and serve!


If you have time, marinate the chicken overnight! The longer it marinates, the better!
Keyword chicken kabob, chicken shawarma, doner kabob, easy chicken shawarma, middle eastern food
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