Lebanese Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma Recipe
| Last Updated: July 9, 2023
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 | 36 Reviews

This Lebanese Chicken Shawarma Recipe will guide you in making delicious and aromatic chicken shawarma at home.

Note: Feel free to customize the spices and marinade according to your taste preferences.

Suitable for Omnivorous Diet
Recipe Type: Main Course
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 280 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Sodium: 800mg | Cholesterol: 90mg


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pita bread
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup tahini sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Grill or stovetop griddle
  • Meat thermometer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kitchen tongs


  1. Marinate the chicken
    Step 1:
    In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground paprika, ground allspice, cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground cardamom, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade. Add the chicken thighs to the marinade, making sure they are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook the chicken
    Step 2:
    Heat a grill or stovetop griddle over medium-high heat. Cook the marinated chicken thighs for about 4-5 minutes per side or until they are fully cooked and have a nice char on the outside. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
  3. Assemble the shawarma
    Step 3:
    Warm the pita bread. Slice the cooked chicken into thin strips. Spread a generous amount of tahini sauce on each pita bread. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sliced red onion, and the sliced chicken. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
  4. Roll and serve
    Step 4:
    Roll the pita bread tightly around the filling to form a shawarma wrap. Serve the Lebanese Chicken Shawarma immediately and enjoy!
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