If you’ve never had chicken shawarma before, be prepared to be blown away. This chicken shawarma recipe will yield juicy, perfectly charred chicken that’s bursting with incredible flavor.
Chicken shawarma is a favorite Middle Eastern dish, typically served on a skewer with rice or salad, or enveloped inside pita bread as a wrap. It’s a very easy dish to create and is suitable for large gatherings or just a tasty weeknight dinner.
The chicken gets its fantastic flavor from a small handful of spices, including ground coriander, cumin, cardamom, cayenne, and paprika. The blend of flavorful spices will fill the space where you are grilling with an intoxicating aroma that you won’t be able to resist.
While this chicken shawarma recipe is really easy to whip up, it does require that you allow the chicken to rest in its marinade for at least 12 hours. The great part about this is that if you’re looking for a simple make-ahead recipe, this delicious Middle Eastern dish is it!