Arabic chicken shawarma


I was so driven to present you this recipe today that I had to make everything perfect. Cooking and taking photos for the blog makes me look ridiculous sometimes. Since the duration of the day in Dubai is now longer and I can actually take some really good photos with the natural light  I am trying to get the most of it. Things can go out of control though!

We now eat dinner very early – since I cook early and we want to eat the food hot and steamy. I also do grocery hunting -trust me it is- in order to get this specific things I want for my recipes. I probably know every item in the supermarkets in 20 km radius from home. Even the heavy traffic doesn`t stop me! I found myself driving around the other day just to find the right pickles and pepper. This of course is very confidential and my family should stay away from this information 😀

But now let`s concentrate on the recipe. Arabic shawarma is well known street food. Its made of grilled chicken or other meat (no pork due to religious reasons), pickles, garlic sauce, tomatoes and chips. Of course variations can be endless. You can add lettuce,  skip the tomatoes or make it spicy by adding hot chili.  Get creative and fill your tummy with this Arabic sandwich.

Ingredients (for 4-5 small shawarmas)

– 2 chicken breasts

– Arabic flat bread

– pickles

– 2 tomatoes

– 2 potatoes

– salt and pepper to taste

For garlic paste:

– 1 head of garlic

– 1/2 cup oil

– juice from 1/2 lemon

– 1 tsp salt


1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 mins.

2. Fry the chips

3. Cut the pickles and tomatoes

4. Blend the ingredients for the garlic paste until smooth and creamy. Note: This might take 5 to 10 minutes blending.

5. Assembly each shawarma by spreading garlic paste on a flat bread and adding, chicken, pickles, chips and tomatoes. Goes great with hummus!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Gabi says:

    How much oil should I put? 1/2 of what? Excuse my ignorance 🙈

    1. I will edit it. Half a cup or approximately- 100-150 ml 😊😁

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