Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

This Chicken Shawarma Recipe is just 139 calories and has 26.8g of protein, and it’s great for salads, wraps, and meal prep meals!

The recipe does require some marinating, so I like get that started just as soon as I get home from the store. I marinate the chicken and then cook it a day or two later. The longer you marinate, the better!

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

This recipe for chicken shawarma is packed with flavor, so you will want to add it to salads and meals throughout the week. If chicken is on sale, I recommend making a double batch.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Marinated Chicken Shawarma Ingredients

The ingredients are pretty simple for this shawarma recipe, but I do recommend getting a fresh lemon. You will want the zest and the juice, or store-bought lemon juice won’t be the same.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Shopping List for Chicken Shawarma:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil spray

How to Make Chicken Shawarma

This chicken shawarma makes a great meal prep recipe! Here’s how you can meal prep it in different ways:

Meal Prep Options:

  • Butterfly the chicken and marinate– add the bag of chicken and marinade to the freezer to use next week or later (holds for 2 months)
  • Cook the Chicken – cook the chicken and add to a freezer bag or container. Freeze for later to add to salads, wraps and dinners.
  • Marinate in the fridge– Butterfly the chicken and marinate, add to the fridge for later this week. The longer you marinate the better.
Chicken Shawarma Recipe

How to Make Homemade Shawarma:

  1. Add the lemon zest and juice, coriander, cumin, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic cloves to a gallon freezer bag, or large shallow bowl.
  2. Use a small knife to butterfly cut the chicken breasts, then place each into the bag. Marinate in the fridge for 1-24 hours.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. Spray with olive oil. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  4. Move the chicken to a plate, to rest for five minutes, then slice thin and serve.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

I love to add this recipe for chicken shawarma to salads and wraps! It’s also great with rice and a side salad or roasted veggies. Here are more healthy chicken recipes I know you’ll love.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

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This Chicken Shawarma Recipe is easy and healthy! It's just 139 calories and has 26.8g of protein too.
I like to add this chicken to wraps and atop salads. But it's also great with rice and veggies in a meal prep container for lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinate time: 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine greek, Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Shawarma Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon zested then juiced
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Add the lemon zest and juice, coriander, cumin, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic cloves to a gallon freezer bag, or large shallow bowl.
  • Use a small knife to butterfly cut the chicken breasts, then place each into the bag. Marinate in the fridge for 1-24 hours.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. Spray with olive oil. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • Move the chicken to a plate, to rest for five minutes, then slice thin and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 3.6gProtein: 26.8gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.6gCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lunch, Main Course
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