Would like it better if we could save the recipes to our box.
this was delicious! I cut back slightly on crushed red pepper but next time will use it all! Even my husband liked it and he's fussy when it comes to "different"
My family loved this recipe! I made it with chicken thighs and served it with the yogurt sauce (I did add some honey and it was perfect), pita bread and tabbouli salad. Some sprinkled some feta on their pitas, others did not. I will add this into the rotation!
I agree that this is a great weeknight dinner. We really enjoyed these pitas. I halved the red pepper and next time I would use all of it. I did not have tahini so I left it out.
Very yummy and easy to make. We added a little bit of feta cheese, which was a nice addition. I didn't have any tahini on hand, but added some hummus to the sauce instead and it turned out great.
What a great weeknight or weekend meal! I made the sauce and mixed the chicken and seasoning ingredients and covered in the fridge to marinate for an hour or two. Then to get dinner ready all I had to do was saute the chicken and eat. Easy and very tasty!
This is a great "light" recipe, however we made some modifications to make it less light, mainly by substituting the greek yogurt with sour cream. This made the chicken a lot more tender. We also varied the spice amounts. Our full review with pictures can be seen here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2016/03/chicken-shawarma.html
Tahini is in most supermarkets, but it can be hard to locate, try asking an employee... I couldn't find it at my supermarket until I asked... it was in a weird place I wouldn't have thought of (by the pickles or something, I think, it was a while back). You can also use it to make hummus.
wow!! i've been wanting to try this, but kept passing it up. what a treat!!! so awesome! used extra spices on the chicken too. followed recipe, but added some honey to the yogurt spread, mentioned by another. this is company worthy. can have everything prepped/cooked ahead of time. the next night i used the leftover chicken on a pizza, making an indian type tomato sauce, with purple onion and sweet red pepper.
We liked this a lot, hubs wants to add it to our weekly rotation! I used chicken thighs but next time would stick to the recipe with breasts. I used less spice and my pre-schooler ate some chicken too.
Very good. I will make this again, but will leave out the red pepper flakes. My husband and I both agreed that the flavor was out of place here. I will add more garlic also.
We've made this many times and love it. The only additions I make is feta cheese and cooked on the grill pan with Pam instead of oil. .
Delicious and easy. Prepped everything the night before and then we were able to make it in just a few minutes after work. Doubled the spice mixture as others recommended and it was great!
Good flavor in the chicken, although I didn't get a good browning on it, but that my have been b/c I used too small a skillet and this caused a lot of liquid. Served with kale chips. Over all good taste and nice for a Friday or Saturday casual meal.
This was delicious. I left the chicken to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours. I couldn't find tahini locally, so I omitted that from the spread, but it was still delicious. Hubby loved it also and asked it to be a "keeper" recipe.
This recipe was delicious! It was my first try at chicken shawarma and it was a success! I added some honey to the greek yogurt mixture to soften the bite. I also served it in whole wheat pita pockets, and made a gluten-free version by serving it on gluten-free flatbread. I plan use the leftover chicken to make a Mediterranean salad for lunch tomorrow!
Really enjoyed this recipe for a weekend lunch! A few changes to ensure max flavor: 1) used 2 tbsp of greek yogurt in the chicken marinade and let the mix rest at room temp while I heated up the pan / oven; 2) Used prepared hummus (not tahini) in the sauce (canned in Intl Aisle at major food stores) and added some additional cumin, corriander and salt to the sauce to give flavor; 3) toasted my pitas in the oven (Broil on High 1-2 min each side) 4) used 1 whole elephant garlic clove (half with chicken & half with sauce). Overall results = excellent, filling and light. Would absolutely make again and again for summer weekend lunches (though probably not fanciful or elegant enough for dinner or company); total time was ~25 minutes including chopping of the veggies and mixing the sauce (do these while chicken cooks). Something a little different than your traditional American food and we loved the deviation from our "norm." Served with sliced cold watermelon; excellent! Enjoy!
I am not sure I understand the rating on this one...I thought it was just okay. Nothing special. At our house we like food that is very flavorful and this just didn't cut it. I won't make it again, it didn't taste bad, it was just wimpy and not worth preparing again.
Fast, simple, very flavorful, very healthy. Will make this again and again - next time to try with grilled chicken. Added all garlic to the chicken coating (on accident), black pepper in the yogurt sauce instead. Happy with the results though
I loved the smell of this and all of the ingredients. My husband enjoyed it and would like to have it again. It was flavorful and good, but I don't think I'll make it again. I used all of the ingredients and made it as written. It was just not something that I'd likely cook again...
I adore this recipe. I personally like to slice, rather than chop, my cucumber, but that's more for texture than anything else. Lacking tahini, I was able to make my own by adding a little olive oil to sesame seed paste, and the result was simply phenomenal. My only complaint is that I hadn't noticed it was intended to serve four, rather than the six I was preparing for, so my pitas weren't as stuffed as they could have been, but that was a personal error I'll be sure not to make next time. The entire process took about an hour from start to finish, and I paired it with seedless grapes and carrot salad (served warm). This is something that would work for lunch or dinner year round. Definitely a favorite!
This was a delicious, easy to make, flavorful recipe! Will definitely be making it again soon.
We lived in the Middle East for a while, and swarmas were the equivalent of fast food. This recipe is the closest I've found to the originals...unforturnately one cannot find pita bread that is the quality of that in the middle east....Oh, how I miss real pita bread!!!!
awesome! I made this for lunch and while it took me a lot more work than I mornally put into a lunch, I have made it several more times because it is Just. That. Good.
This recipe was so easy and so delicious! I modified it a bit and used red bell peppers instead of tomatoes, omitted the tahini (bc I wasn't sure where to find it) and red onions. I also used naan bread instead of pita bread. The recipe was not too spicy, so I may use more pepper next time, but other than that- DELICIOUS! I definitely recommend.
My husband and I love this recipe. The spice mix is great and it was reall easy to make. We will be making it again soon.
Great recipe and easy to make. I left out the parsley and wish the spices were a bit bolder, so next time I'll probably at least double the spice mixture.
I just made this with my boyfriend... we both loved it. I didn't have pocket pitas, so I cut it into triangles and added lettuce and feta cheese. It was delicious!
My family and I thought this was fabulous, the only bummer is my store only carried organic tahini, and it was quite pricey. ($11 a jar)
This was really good! I didn't have any coriander, so I omitted it. Also, I couldn't get tahini. Instead, I mixed 2/3 tablespoon of peanut butter with 1/3 tablespoon of sesame oil. It was tasty!
This is really a fantastic recipe. It's super easy to make. I'm still a bit of a novice at cooking, but it only took me about 35 minutes from start to finish, and the result is extremely tasty. I will definitely make this again.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish. Came out wonderful - will definitely be making again in the VERY near future!! When making again, I would probably make more of the sauce.
Made this last night.it was delicious.My husband loved it.He went for seconds.Will make agin it was quick and easy
Love this! It has so much flavor and is delicious. The only think that I changed was that I used ground chicken instead of the sliced chicken breast. I stirred all the seasoning into the ground chicken when it was raw and then just browned it up really quickly. I think the ground chicken probably made it easier to get a good mix with the veggies in the pita. I served it with zucchini cakes. It would also be great with a Greek salad or couscous. It was a huge it and I will definitely be making it again. soon.
This was fast and wonderful! We omitted the lemon juice from the yogurt sauce and added about 2 tbsp of fresh dill. We also thought this was a tad too spicy, so next time we're going to half the crushed red pepper. I would serve this to friends for a casual dinner, or you could layer this on pita chips for an exotic appetizer. Unless you have an amazing sous chef/boyfriend extraordinaire to chop the veggies for you, I would do them before you make the chicken.
We love this recipe. One of our regulars, and really simple to make.
My husband and I love these for a quick meal. I don't make the tahini sauce. Instead I serve them with pitas and homemade hummus. My husband likes them with a saffron rice, but sometimes I make tabbouleh as a side dish. It tastes great on the sandwiches too.
One of my family's favorite recipes is a chicken shawarma recipe from summer of '08, and this one just didn't compare. It was just okay, but the other recipe is way better, and I would recommend that one instead. The only plus was that this one was a little easier to make, but not enough so that I would use this one over the old one.
This recipe was incredible and quite simple. It was the perfect meal for a very hot day...light and fresh. We used hummus as an additional sauce and a little bit of goat cheese. This recipe will definitely be thrown into the rotation.
This was fab - it had great flavor! My husband loved it too! I used whole wheat pitas and made a little bit extra sauce.
Really tasty and easy! 3 generations ate it and loved it. Used WW pitas (1 point) to shave off a few more calories. Will make it again and again!
YUM! Served over mixed greens instead of using pita and was a super delish treat.
This was easy and pretty tasty. My husband and I liked the taste of the chicken but thought that it could be a little stronger, so next time I will probably double the spice mixture.
I loved this. I had it for lunch every day for a week and I looked forward to it every day! I didn't change anything. I will definitely make it again. It reheats really well (just reheat the chicken and assemble the pita "sandwiches" each day).
Surprisingly tasty - would like to try cooking the chicken on the grill next time. We doubled the tahini sauce.
We loved this recipe! A couple of changes: I added more yogurt, lemon juice & tahini to the sauce so there was more to go around; also added more cucumber and some split grape tomatoes (the local growers are selling them again, we can't get enough). Very tasty, also very good as leftovers the next day (though a bit onion/garlicky)
My husband and I liked this so much that we made it two nights in a row! We didn't find it spicy at all, so the second night I added a little more red pepper. Be sure to cut the pieces of chicken pretty small so they fit into the pita easier.
Thought this had awesome flavor. I left the chicken breasts whole, put the sauce on them and let them sit for a little while then grilled them. Sliced the grilled chicken and used it that way. Great!
This is super tasty and easy to prepare, although I think I prefer CL's July 2008 chicken shawarma recipe. I used chicken thighs instead of breasts and served with red seedless grapes as suggested. Reheated well for lunch the next day.
Recipe gets a big thumbs up! I skipped the parsley and used fresh spinach. Also used whole wheat flatbread instead of pitas. Excellent results - this will be served over and over in our home.
This was easy and satisfying. I made a slight error in preparing this recipe. I used all 5 tablespoons of greek yogurt for the marinade. It did not matter. I had to increase the heat on the stove in order to brown the chicken thoroughly after the liquid evaporated. I also cut the red pepper flakes in half for my children. I will make this again.
I loved this recipe. I didn't have greek yogurt and substituted lime yogurt (!). It did not have the right taste, but anything will do in a pinch! Definitely more tahini and yogurt. I made a kind of Israeli health salad with it, and put that on instead of cucumbers and tomatoes. My kids even loved this recipe. I
Easy and delicious. Agree with the other reviewer's comment that I'd had more crushed red pepper next time to add more kick. I will also be more liberal with the tahini mixture in each pita. And I'll go heavier on the yogurt when I make the mixture in order to add more moisture/lightness to the sauce and the overall pita sandwich.
Really good - almost as tasty as the local Lebanese place. Next time will kick up the red pepper just a smidge. My son licked it clean!