Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Chicken shawarma is a delicious dish of Middle Eastern food in which the meat is prepared by stacking it on a spit and cutting the meat off the block when it's ready to be served. Because most people don't have a rotating spit at...

Chicken shawarma is a delicious dish of Middle Eastern food in which the meat is prepared by stacking it on a spit and cutting the meat off the block when it's ready to be served. Because most people don't have a rotating spit at home, you'll have to use a variation of the recipe that allows for the chicken shawarma to be cooked in a different way than traditionally.

The meat shavings can be eaten alone on a plate or accompanied by other ingredients, such as rice, tabbouleh, cucumbers, tomatoes, fattoush, and taboon bread.

Common toppings to consider include hummus, tahini, amba, and pickled turnips.

Another way of eating chicken shawarma is to turn it into a wrap or sandwich using pita bread or Azerbaijani lavash flatbread. You can also add vegetables and dressing to the wrap. Examples of vegetables that pair well with chicken shawarma are onion, rhubarb, cabbage, lettuce, parsley, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Ideas for dressings and spices that go well with chicken shawarma are skhug, toumaia, mayonnaise, and pomegranate concentrate.

Now that you know what some of your options are for eating chicken shawarma, check out this great recipe that involves roasting the chicken in the oven.

Although you most likely won't be able to cook this meal in the traditional way due to the need of a spit, you can still enjoy a healthy dish with the same great taste. Chicken shawarma is one of those recipes you have to try at least once in your lifetime.

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