Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma

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  • Published Jul 25th
  • Ready In8h 30m
  • Servings8
  • Calories230
The most delicious shawarma chicken you'll ever eat! Serve with pita bread, tomato and/or cucumber slices, tahini, or garlic sauce. Also great atop fattoush!

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma for 8 servings:

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or as needed

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In8h 30m

To cook Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma within 8 hours 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma easily:

  1. 1 Combine yogurt, lemon juice, 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, paprika, cumin, and oregano in a large glass or ceramic bowl; mix well. Add chicken and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.
  2. 2 Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  3. 3 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in hot oil in batches until tender and browned, about 5 minutes per batch. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute thyme for oregano if preferred.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 230 calories; 13.5 grams of fat; 2.1 grams of carbohydrates; 24.2 grams of protein; 65 milligrams of cholesterol; 354 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 25th 2019

    I've never had chicken shawarma, so I really don't have anything to compare this to, but we liked it! You definitely need some kind of sauce to serve this with though, or it will be quite dr ...