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Simple and Healthy Chicken Shawarma

This chicken shawarma recipe is simple to make and tastes great. I paired it with hummus (this is key!) and a dressing made from dairy free yogurt as an alternative to traditional toum.


8 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp olive oil

Yogurt dressing:

1/2 cup plain unsweetened coconut yogurt (or regular yogurt if you don't need this to be dairy free)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp salt

Serving options:

Hummus, rice, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, olives, pickles, onions.


1. In a large bowl combine all the spices. Add the olive oil and mix into a paste.

2. Cut the chicken into thin slices and mix with the spice paste to evenly coat. Cover and let the chicken marinade in the spices 4 hours in the fridge.

3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

4. Line a baking sheet and spread the chicken evenly onto the baking sheet. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

5. Remove from oven and serve with your favourite serving options.

Yogurt Garlic Sauce:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet and mix until smooth.

Serves 4

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