Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarmawith Tomato, Cucumber, and Tahini

Traditionally made with meat roasted on a spit, shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that just got streamlined for weeknight ease. Here, chicken is marinated with cumin, paprika, turmeric, fresh lemon juice, onion, and garlic for vibrant flavor—then simply pan-seared until tender. Paired with red onion and a refreshing tomato-cucumber salad, this dinner gets a drizzle of creamy tahini, too. Warm naan bread is perfect for scooping.

  • Stovetop Only
  • Spicy
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By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • lemons
  • red onion
    red onion
  • garlic
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
    smoked paprika
  • ground turmeric
    ground turmeric
  • cayenne pepper
    cayenne pepper
  • tahini
  • pieces naan
    pieces naan
  • tomatoes
  • English cucumber
    English cucumber
  • fresh parsley
    fresh parsley

What You'll Need

  • olive oil
  • water
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • large resealable plastic bag (optional)
  • 12" large pan
  • aluminum foil