Comfort Food Series: Shawarma

A Levantine dish whose name originates from the Turkish verb ‘çevirme‘, to spin/turn, with a Turkish heritage, ‘Shawarma’ is a classic comfort food which can also be made at home. Serves over pita, rice or salad, shawarma is must-try for this weekend!

Ingredient for the chicken :

  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Cooking spray
  • One large onion, thinly sliced

Ingredients for the yogurt sauce:

  • 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • Salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

For serving:

  • Pitas, warmed
  • Chopped romaine 
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Cucumber, thinly sliced

Follow this recipe & don’t forget to let us know how it turned out! Sahtein!

Image source: https://www.recipetineats.com/chicken-sharwama-middle-eastern/

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