A Middle Eastern speciality - grilled Chicken wrapped in pita breads and served with yogurt sauce and salad.

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Main Ingredients Chicken Breasts, Pita Bread
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Shawarma

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Pita Bread
  • 4 tablespoons Olive oil
  • to taste Salt
  • For Yogurt sauce
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 sprigs Fresh parsley
  • For Salad
  • 1 medium Onion sliced
  • 1 medium Tomato sliced
  • 2 Jalapenos sliced
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • 3 tablespoons Yogurt
  • 6-8 Fresh mint leaves torn


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Slit chicken breasts lengthwise without cutting through. Dribble olive oil over them, sprinkle salt and fold the pieces.
  2. Thread these pieces onto a skewer. Keep the skewer on a rack on which the skewer will rotate. Place the rack in the preheated oven and cook at 200°C.
  3. For the yogurt sauce add salt, garlic paste to yogurt and whisk well. Add lemon juice and mix. Put this mixture over a muslin cloth kept over a bowl, gather the edges and squeeze tight to get smooth yogurt sauce. Garnish with a sprig of parsley. Set it as
  4. Once the chicken is cooked remove from oven and shred it finely keeping it on the skewer itself. Toast pita breads lightly. Slit them open to form a pocket. Set aside. Mix onion, tomato, jalapenos, salt, tahina, yogurt and mint leaves to form a salad.
  5. Stuff the pita pocket with some of the shredded chicken mixture and then top it up with this onion tomato salad.
  6. Serve immediately with yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2217
Carbohydrates 184
Protein 169.3
Fat 89.1
Other Fiber Zinc- 3.5mg