Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread | How to make Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread

By Rekha Unni  |  5th Apr 2018  |  
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  • Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread, How to make Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread
Chicken Shawarma in Pita Breadby Rekha Unni
  • Prep Time


    1 /4Hours
  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread Recipe

Delightful and Delectable Fusion of Middle Eastern Popular Chicken Shawarma wrapped in Greek Pita Bread. If you have never tasted this fusion then you have really missed a mouth watering dish

Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread

Ingredients to make Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread

  • For Shawarma
  • 300 to 350 gms boneless (thigh or breast) chicken Sliced
  • For Marination
  • 1/2 cup yogurt(hung curd)
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red paprika (adjust)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • For Shawarma Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Tahini(Store brought/Homemade - refer in steps)
  • 1 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoons yogurt
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • For Pita Bread
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • For Assembling Shawarma in Pita Bread
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 De seed tomato thinly Sliced
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • lettuce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • Pickles (optional)

How to make Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread

  1. In a large bowl, combine all marination ingredients and mix well. Add chicken slices and coat well.Cover and refrigerate at least 12-14 hours
  2. In a large saucepan, cook chicken over medium heat until done. Do not overcook
  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, mix together tahini, crushed garlic, lemon juice, and yogurt. Set aside
  4. In case you do not have store brought Tahini, then here's the recipe: Lightly Toast 120 gms sesame seeds, allow to cool. Grind sesame seeds with pinch of salt to fine powder. Add 3-4 tbsp canola or veg oil and blend mixture well. Tahini is ready
  5. For Pita bread: Mix the water and yeast together, and let sit for about 10 minutes until the yeast is dissolved
  6. Add flour and oil and knead smooth elastic dough for 7-10 minutes.
  7. Film a bowl with a little olive oil. Set the dough in the bowl and turn it until it's coated with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it's doubled in size; set aside for 2 hours
  8. Gently deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into equal balls. Roll the balls into roti
  9. Heat Skillet and place pita bread on the skillet and cook on both sides.Pita bread will puff up very nicely
  10. To assemble Wrap: In a large bowl, add onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and sprinkle with lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add the parsley and pickle slices(optional) and mix well. Set aside.
  11. Place enough chicken on each pita so that it covers 1/4 of the bread. Add veggies and pour some prepared sauce over all. Roll and shawarma is ready. You also can slit the pita open to form a pocket and stuff it.
  12. Serve warm with Falafel/ Salad or Hummus

Reviews for Chicken Shawarma in Pita Bread (1)

Hema Mallika year ago

I really want to try this.