Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Embarking on a culinary adventure from the comfort of your home is now a breeze with this delectable Chicken Shawarma recipe. This dish encapsulates the essence of Middle Eastern cuisine, bringing together a symphony of flavors through a mix of tender chicken, crisp vegetables, and a rich, spicy sauce, all wrapped in soft shawarma bread. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this recipe guarantees a taste of exotic lands without the need for a passport.

What sets this Chicken Shawarma apart is the intricate blend of spices that marinate the chicken, paired with the fresh crunch of the vegetables and the creamy, tangy sauce. It’s a perfect meal for any day of the week, offering a satisfying feast for the senses. The process of making shawarma at home is a journey through taste, allowing you to adjust spices and fillings to your liking, making each bite a personal experience. Impress your guests or treat yourself with this flavorful, homemade masterpiece that promises to be a staple in your culinary repertoire.

Full Recipe:



  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons suya spice


  • 600g chicken
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo
  • 1 cube chicken seasoning



  1. Prepare the Vegetables: Thinly slice the cabbage, lettuce, and carrots. Use a food processor for the carrots to ease the process.
  2. Make the Sauce: Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, and suya spice in a bowl. Mix until smooth and set aside.
  3. Marinate the Chicken: Cut chicken into small pieces. Season with garlic, ginger, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, cayenne pepper, curry powder, adobo, and chicken seasoning. Add a bit of vegetable and sesame seed oil, then mix well.
  4. Cook the Chicken: In a pan with heated oil, fry the chicken until fully cooked and slightly crispy. Avoid overcrowding.
  5. Combine: Mix the sliced vegetables, cooked chicken, and prepared sauce in a large bowl until evenly coated.
  6. Assemble the Shawarma: Spread sauce on shawarma bread, add chicken and vegetable mix, and roll tightly.
  7. Grill the Shawarma: Cook the rolled shawarma on a griddle or pan until the bread is crispy with grill marks.
  8. Serve: Optionally, cut into pieces and serve hot.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Kcal: 650 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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