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healthy chicken shwarma

Chicken Shawarma Plate

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword how to make shawarma
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Marissa


  • 1 lb chicken breast (diced into cubes)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • In a small bowl mix together all spices.
  • Dice chicken and coat chicken in spices.
  • Heat olive oil on medium heat and cook chicken on stove top making sure to flip chicken for approximately 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • For the sauce, whisk together tahini, water, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Option to add salt.
  • Serve chicken with either rice, over lettuce, in a pita pocket, or by itself- drizzling tahini sauce on top to serve.