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Chicken Shawarma

Posted by Wine & Spice on 9/4/2016 to Exotic Spices


Serves 4-6


Ingredients:


2 Lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (about 2 Lemons)

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

5 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Shawarma Spice Blend


For Salad:

3 HeadsRomaine Lettuce, Shredded

2 Tomatoes, Sliced and Cubed

1 English Cucumber, Cubed

1/2 Small Head Red Cabbage, Shredded


Dressing:

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

1 Tsp Honey

1 Lg Bunch Cilantro

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced




Preparation:


Let us begin by making the marinade for the chicken.  In a container that will fit in fridge, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, 1 tbsp Shawarma, salt and minced garlic.  Add the chicken, shake to make sure all is coated well and then place in fridge to marinate for 4-6 hours.





Preheat oven to 425ยบ.  


Place the marinated chicken on a sheet pan that has been lightly oiled with some olive oil and bake for about 40-45 minutes until the edges are darkly caramelized and crispy.







Remove from oven and slice into thin pieces.



Serve with the salad ingredients and your favorite hummus.  You can serve a pita on the side or when it is cooler outside or you just feel like a sandwich, in the pita.  I combined tomatoes and cucumber with a little lemon juice and a pinch of salt.  Let sit till ready to use.  Same with the thinly sliced cabbage.  So yummy!





I made a sure simple dressing by combining these ingredients in a blender and voila!  You can add red pepper flakes for an added kick if desired.  You can also use Tzatziki sauce as a dressing which is a greek yogurt dill sauce.




So easy, fantastic on the tastebuds.  My kiddos would have this everyday if they could!



Enjoy.


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