Shawarma is a popular middle eastern dish you will often see as street food.  It normally consists of lamb or chicken meat that’s been cut thinly and stacked on a vertical rotisserie for slow cooking.  Because the outside cooks first, you get the best umami flavours from the browned meat pieces. They are then shaved off and rolled inside a wrap (pita bread)  filled with a sauce and vegetables.  It is one of the world’s most popular street food, and now you can make it at home quite easily.


This version is made with chicken that’s thinly cut, (I like to half freeze the thighs for easier slicing). It’s marinated in yogurt and spices. The chicken is then broiled or grilled under hot heat until you get that similar rotisserie effect resulting in an intense flavour.  The cooking smell alone is insane! This dish goes well with fries, so make a batch!  You can add your own ingredients, like red onion, fresh tomato etc.  It’s a great meal for lunch gatherings, but if you’re anything like me, then anytime at all! Enjoy Homemade Chicken Shawarma.