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HOW TO MAKE PERFECT CHICKEN SHAWARMA

 HOW TO MAKE PERFECT CHICKEN SHAWARMA


Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lb chicken (2 large chicken breasts, divided into two)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (red pepper)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 hotdogs
  • Pocket pita bread (You can find pocket pita at Mediterranean stores or restaurants)

Secret Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (substitute with 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce (substitute with 1/2 teaspoon sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Veggies:

  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the Chicken:

    • In a bowl, mix together the garlic powder, cumin, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, yoghurt, and oil.
    • Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or longer for better flavour).
  2. Cook the Chicken:

    • Grill the marinated chicken slices on a hot pan until cooked and golden. You can also use an outdoor grill or BBQ.
    • Cut the hotdogs into small pieces and grill them as well.
  3. Prepare the Secret Sauce:

    • Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, sriracha sauce (or cayenne pepper), mustard, sweet chilli sauce (or sugar), and lemon juice. Adjust the spiciness to your preference.
  4. Prepare the Veggies:

    • Thinly slice the cabbage, carrot, and red cabbage (if using). Mix them with a pinch of salt and lemon juice.
  5. Warm the Pita Bread:

    • Heat the pocket pita bread on a pan or in the oven until warm.
  6. Assemble the Shawarma:

    • Spread some secret sauce on the warm pita bread.
    • Add grilled chicken, hotdog pieces, and the mixed veggies.
    • Fold the bread and enjoy your homemade chicken shawarma!


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