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Chicken Shawarma

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Occasion: Any   Total servings: 8
Cuisine: Middle Eastern   Calories:
Effort: Easy   Pre-Prep time: 8 hours marination
Best for: All   Preperation time: 30 min
How to serve: Hot    

Chicken Shawarma recipe by hotline_hl at DesiRecipes.com.
A Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. This chicken version is flavored with a savory yogurt sauce.


Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chickenClick to find more about chicken thighs or breasts (thinly cut)
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup vinegarClick to find more about vinegar
2 cloves garlicClick to find more about garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon saltClick to find more about salt
2 cardamomClick to find more about cardamom pods
1 teaspoon allspiceClick to find more about allspice
juice from 1 lemon
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FOR THE SAUCE:
1 cup tahini
2 cloves garlicClick to find more about garlic, crushed
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons yogurt

Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
INGREDIENTS:
5 cups sesame seedsClick to find more about sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil
PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seedsClick to find more about sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, shaking the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.

Pour sesame seedsClick to find more about sesame seeds into food processor and add oil.
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PITA FILLINGS:
8 loaves of pita bread or 4 large
thinly slice cucumbers
thinly sliced onions
1/2 teaspoon sumac
thinly sliced tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
pickle slices (optional)


Preparation
Combine all ingredients except for chickenClick to find more about chicken, fillings, and sauce ingredients to make marinade. If it seems a little dry, add a little olive oil (a tablespoon at a time).
Add chickenClick to find more about chicken, cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, preferable overnight
Preheat a grill to medium heat.
Remove chickenClick to find more about chicken from marinade.
Grill chickenClick to find more about chicken for about 10 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through. Serve chickenClick to find more about chicken on pita and top with tomatoes and Shawarma Sauce.



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There are 12 comment(s) for this recipe.
by UNKNOWN 1/5 Star
I will try anyways

Thu Aug 16, 2012

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars
wow its just sooooooooooo scrumdiddlyumptious

Mon Apr 16, 2012

by abrarhussain_73 No Rating
its arab style shawarma, can u plz share the pakistani version which is sold out on stalls. wat ive seen is so simple but the whole ingredients i dont know.

Wed Sep 08, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
IT SAYS GRILL FOR 10 MINUTES ON EACH SIDE. READ THE RECIPE!!!!

Tue Jun 22, 2010

by shabbir ahmad 5/5 Stars
v good

Tue Jun 15, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
did you like it

Thu Jun 03, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
you put the marinated chicken in the fridge then grill it

Thu Jun 03, 2010

by Anonymous 1/5 Star
i don't like ittttttt sorry

Sat May 08, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
just grill it

Fri Apr 16, 2010

by bullfrog 1/5 Star
I guess we eat the chicken raw!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri Apr 16, 2010

by Anonymous 1/5 Star
I think that we are supposed to bake the chicken. Not sure.

Tue Sep 22, 2009

by Anonymous No Rating
What do you do with the chicken after marinating it? you havent said

Thu Sep 03, 2009


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