Chicken Shawarma recipe with warming spices & Middle Eastern flavors, it’s naturally low carb, keto, Paleo, whole30, a healthy grilled chicken recipe.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Total Carbs: 3 g
Net Carbs: 3 g
Protein: 29 g
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs , 907g
Chicken Shawarma Marinade
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic , minced
2 tsp salt , fine salt, not flaked
2 tsp black pepper
4 tsp ground cumin
4 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper , or more to taste
1- Add the chicken shawarma marinade ingredients to a large ziplock bag along with the chicken thighs.
2- Marinate chicken for 1 – 8 hours, or overnight.
How to Cook Chicken Shawarma on a Grill
1- Remove the chicken from the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking and allow to come to room temperature.
2-You’ll need a hot gas or charcoal grill. Place the chicken thighs onto the hot grill grates and close the lid and let them cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn the chicken thighs and cook the other side for a further 3-4 minutes or until they are fully cookedUsing a thermometer check that the thickest part of each chicken thigh has an internal temperature of 165F
How to cook Chicken Shawarma on the Stove
1- I prefer to cook boneless Skinless chicken thighs in a well seasoned cast iron skillet, if you can get the cast iron grill pan that will give you lovely grill marks on your chicken.
2- Cook the chicken thighs for about 4-6 minutes per side, and until fully cooked at the thickest part of each chicken thigh.Using a thermometer check that the thickest part of each chicken thigh has an internal temperature of 165F
How to Cook Chicken Shawarma in Oven
1- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper for easy clean up, don’t use foil as the chicken will stick to it.
2- Preheat oven to 400F
3- Bake for about 25 – 35 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked at the thickest part of each chicken thigh.
4- Using a thermometer check that the thickest part of each chicken thigh has an internal temperature of 165F.