Smoked Chicken Shawarma Recipe

I always saw those tasty Shawarma sandwiches in shows and movies. I thought, why not make my own at home? Today, I’m going to show you how I made Smoked Chicken Shawarma! I mixed special spices and let the chicken cook slowly. It’s like making the yummy street food you see outside, but we’re doing it right in our own kitchen. And guess what? It’s super easy and simple to cook!

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This recipe is perfect and so delious for everyone who loves super tasty chicken with amazing spices, The mix of spices and the smoky smell makes this dish extra special. especially if you put it inside some Pita bread and Add some crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, onion, and a scoop of tzatziki. Believe me, this sandwich will be your favorite one after you taste it.

Ingredients

You’ll need these ingredients to make this delicious Smoked Chicken Shawarma:

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pita bread and your favorite toppings for serving

How to Make Smoked Chicken Shawarma

Marinate the Chicken

In a big bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and oil. Now, add the chicken and make sure it’s covered in this yummy mix. Put a lid on the bowl and let it stay in the fridge for 2 hours or, even better, all night. This makes the chicken taste extra special!

Smoking

Heat your smoker to 225°F. Take the chicken out of its marinated bath and let the extra sauce drip off. Put the chicken on the smoker and let it get smoky for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until it’s 165°F inside.

Serve it and Enjoy!

To make a Sandwich, Warm up some pita bread, cut the smoky chicken into slices, and create your shawarma masterpiece. Add some crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, onion, and a scoop of tzatziki. If not just eat it with some rice or with a salad, But I recommend you to Make a Sandwich, the taste is so amazing and so juicy.

Tips

  • If you’re in a hurry, give the chicken a quick bath in the tasty mix for at least 30 minutes. But 2 hours is the best time to make the chicken swap the juicy sauce very well.
  • If You want you can make the chicken taste smoky and good using a stovetop or indoor grill.

Kitchen Equipment

How to Store This Smoked Chicken Shawarma?

To keep any extra smoked chicken shawarma fresh, put it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to three days. If you want to save it even longer, you can freeze the smoked chicken for up to two months.

Food and Drink Pairings

Make a delicious shawarma by warming up pita bread, slicing the smoky chicken, and adding crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, onion, and a scoop of tzatziki. You can also enjoy it with rice or in a salad, but I highly recommend making a sandwich, it’s amazingly tasty and juicy! And of course, for drinks, I tried it with my Mint tea, it pairs perfectly.

FAQ

Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs?

If you don’t have thighs, using chicken breasts is okay too. Just be careful not to cook them for too long so they stay juicy.

What if I don’t have a smoker?

No problem! If you don’t have a smoker, you can still make it taste smoky by using a special stovetop or indoor grill.

Can I make it more or less spicy?

Yep! If you want it a bit spicy, add more paprika. If you want it less spicy, use less.

Smoked Chicken Shawarma

Smoked Chicken Shawarma

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

I have always seen Shawarma sandwiches in some series and movies, even some shows, So I decided not to Make Homemade Shawarma, So Today I will show you How I made my Smoked Chicken Shawarma! I mix special spices and let the chicken cook slowly. This homemade shawarma is a yummy street food but made in your kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pita bread and your favorite toppings if you want to make a sandwich.

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and oil. Now, add the chicken and make sure it's covered in this yummy mix. Put a lid on the bowl and let it stay in the fridge for 2 hours or, even better, all night. This makes the chicken taste extra special!
  2. Heat your smoker to 225°F. Take the chicken out of its marinated bath and let the extra sauce drip off. Put the chicken on the smoker and let it get smoky for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until it's 165°F inside.
  3. To make a Sandwich, Warm up some pita bread, cut the smoky chicken into slices, and create your shawarma masterpiece. Add some crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, onion, and a scoop of tzatziki. If not just eat it with some rice or with a salad, But I recommend you to Make a Sandwich, the taste is so amazing and so juicy.

Notes

  • If you're in a hurry, give the chicken a quick bath in the tasty mix for at least 30 minutes. If not 2 hours is a great time to make the chicken swap the juicy sauce very well.
  • If You want you can make the chicken taste smoky and good using a stovetop or indoor grill.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 560Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 280mgSodium 671mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 61g

Nutrition automatically generated.

The Final: Smoked Chicken Shawarma Recipe

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