So this recipe can be made and then turned into a couple of different meals. The simplest would be to put it over jasmine rice . Or one of my personal favorites would be to put it inside of a homemade pita bread with all the toppings that I enjoy. Some topping suggestions are avocado, cheese, tomato, onion, spinach, greek yogurt etc.
Comment below on how you think you would enjoy eating your chicken shawarma and people you think would enjoy the recipe.
- 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts or chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- juice of 1/2 a Lemon
- 1 tsp minced Garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp Real Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Turmeric
Cut the chicken into thin slices against the grain. Place chicken in a mixing bowl. add the remaining ingredients to the chicken and toss everything together until spices are evenly distributed and chicken is well coated. Cover the bowl and let marinate in the fridge for several hours.
Set the oven to broil on high. Place the chicken in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Place on the top rack of the oven and broil, watching closely. Every 2 minutes, check the chicken and once it starts to brown and caramelize on top, remove the baking sheet and turn the chicken pieces over. Broil again until the other side of the chicken is golden brown and fully cooked.
Serve over rice, or in pitas with toppings.