Grilled Chicken Shawarma

By GSauvé _ – Toronto, ON
Grilled Chicken Shawarma
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 60
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

An at home version of the Lebanese Shawarma. Cooked on the BBQ, and served with toum (Lebanese garlic sauce) and lentils with rice (or even on its own) this recipe will be sure to impress your family and friends.


2.5 lbs Prime Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1.5 lbs Prime Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
2 tbsp Tomato paste
4 tbsp Plain yogurt
3 tbsp White vinegar
1 Head garlic peeled and cloves crushed
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Paprika
1.2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 Pinch of ground nutmeg


1. Mix all ingredients with the exception of the chicken in a blender until smooth.
2. Butterfly chicken breast to maximum 1" thickness
3. Place chicken thighs and breasts in marinade overnight.
4. Grill until internal temp reaches 165 degrees
5. Shred chicken and serve on pita, over rice or on its own.

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