Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Homemade shawarma with chicken

Shawarma is the most popular street food in the world. It makes your mouth water from the aroma of grilled meat. Every street cafe cook prepares shawarma according to their own signature recipe. But practically every one of these recipes can be replicated at home - combining your favorite ingredients, deliciously frying pieces of meat, and generously dressing it all with a savory sauce. For an extra special taste, I recommend grilling the shawarma on a grill pan, so that the lavash becomes crispy and golden. I prefer to make homemade shawarma with chicken. The vegetables used are salad, fresh and pickled cucumbers, and Korean-style carrots.

Information

  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Serves 2
  • 137 kcal / 100g

Ingredients

  • Chicken drumstick
    200 g
  • Lavash
    2 piece
  • Carrots
    70 g
  • Lettuce
    40 g
  • Cucumber
    1 piece
  • Pickled cucumber
    1 piece
  • Mustard
    1 teaspoon
  • Sour cream
    5 tablespoon
  • Garlic
    1 clove
  • Black pepper
    2 pinch
  • Spices
    0.5 teaspoon
  • Paprika
    0.5 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Salt
    2 pinch

Directions

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Prepare all the necessary ingredients for making homemade chicken shawarma. The specified amount of ingredients is...

Prepare all the necessary ingredients for making homemade chicken shawarma. The specified amount of ingredients is calculated for 2 shawarmas. You can use chicken thigh or breast fillet. Chicken thigh is more fatty than breast. It also has a different taste. But if you cook the breast fillet correctly and don't overdry it, the shawarma will also turn out juicy and very tasty. So you can make shawarma from whatever part of the chicken you have. Of course, it's best to cook shawarma from homemade or farm-raised poultry. For spiciness, I will add Korean carrot, garlic, and black pepper. If you don't like any of these ingredients, then simply do not use it in the preparation of homemade shawarma. It's best to use juicy lettuce leaves without bitterness. You can also replace them with iceberg lettuce or Chinese cabbage. Some recipes add regular white cabbage. It can also be used, just cut or shred it very finely. I will add fresh and pickled cucumbers to the shawarma. I like the combination of juicy, fresh cucumber and pickled, salty cucumber. For the sauce, I will mix sour cream with garlic and mustard. You can also use mayonnaise or ketchup.

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Peel a clove of garlic, chop it finely using a press or grater. Mix sour cream with garlic.

Peel a clove of garlic, chop it finely using a press or grater. Mix sour cream with garlic.

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Add a pinch of salt and mustard to the sour cream sauce. Mix everything until smooth. Taste it, the sauce should be...

Add a pinch of salt and mustard to the sour cream sauce. Mix everything until smooth. Taste it, the sauce should be delicious, moderately salty, with a slight spiciness from the mustard.

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Slice the salty and fresh, rinsed cucumber into thin strips.

Slice the salty and fresh, rinsed cucumber into thin strips.

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Rinse the lettuce leaves under running water, drain the excess moisture, and cut them into several pieces.

Rinse the lettuce leaves under running water, drain the excess moisture, and cut them into several pieces.

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Prepare the chicken: rinse it, remove excess moisture with a paper towel, and cut it into small pieces. I prefer to use...

Prepare the chicken: rinse it, remove excess moisture with a paper towel, and cut it into small pieces. I prefer to use chicken thigh fillets.

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Fry the chicken thigh on a preheated pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on both sides. Cook for up to 10 minutes to...

Fry the chicken thigh on a preheated pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on both sides. Cook for up to 10 minutes to avoid drying out the small chicken pieces.

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Season with salt, pepper, and chicken seasonings according to taste. Remove from the heat and set aside to prevent the...

Season with salt, pepper, and chicken seasonings according to taste. Remove from the heat and set aside to prevent the meat from drying out.

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Prepare all the ingredients for assembling the homemade shawarma. The lavash bread should be soft, so keep it in a bag...

Prepare all the ingredients for assembling the homemade shawarma. The lavash bread should be soft, so keep it in a bag before preparing the shawarma. Taste the Korean carrot as it can be spicy or mild. Add it to the shawarma based on your preference.

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Lay out the rectangular lavash on the table. If the lavash is very large, you can cut off the excess. Spread garlic sauce...

Lay out the rectangular lavash on the table. If the lavash is very large, you can cut off the excess. Spread garlic sauce on the lavash, lay out lettuce leaves and pieces of chicken.

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Place the second part of the ingredients, add another spoonful of white sauce on top.

Place the second part of the ingredients, add another spoonful of white sauce on top.

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Roll the shawarma tightly, folding the sides to create a neat wrap.

Roll the shawarma tightly, folding the sides to create a neat wrap.

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Preheat the grill or a regular frying pan, lightly grease the bottom of the pan with vegetable oil. Place the shawarma...

Preheat the grill or a regular frying pan, lightly grease the bottom of the pan with vegetable oil. Place the shawarma and fry it on both sides until golden brown. This will make the lavash crispy.

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Homemade chicken shawarma is ready. Thin layer of crispy lavash, appetizing pieces of aromatic chicken, greens, spicy...

Homemade chicken shawarma is ready. Thin layer of crispy lavash, appetizing pieces of aromatic chicken, greens, spicy pickles, and of course, lots of delicious sauce. Be sure to try this recipe for homemade shawarma and customize it with your favorite sauce, vegetables, and spices. Enjoy your meal.

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