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Chicken Shawarma Sandwich Recipe

Chicken Shawarma

Dax Phillips
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 5


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thick strips
  • 3 tbsp shawarma spice seasoning
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite hummus
  • 1/4 cup of tzatziki sauce
  • 2 tbsp tahini sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • sliced cucumbers to your liking
  • sliced tomatoes to your liking
  • 1 whole pita bread warmed
  • 1/2 cup cooked french fries per sandwich, optional


  • OK, let’s get this going. Now you have options here. You can go with adding the seasoned strips to a skewer and adding them onto a grill, or you can bake them, as I did. You decide.
  • Start by marinading your chicken. To a mixing bowl, add the chicken, and the oil. Toss to coat, then add in the shawarma spice mix. Toss again to make sure all of the chicken is coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • During this time, prepare your tzatziki, hummus, and tahini sauce. They all go pretty quickly, and can be used throughout the week. That’s always a great thing.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add the chicken to a baking sheet, and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Once cooked, let it cool slightly, then chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Keep the oven on, and cook your french fries.
  • Heat a skillet on high heat, then add in the chicken, to get a nice sear on the pieces, tossing along the way. Once you get a nice sear, remove from the heat, and set aside until you are ready to make your sandwich.
  • Take your warmed pita and smear on the hummus.
  • Top with pieces of the chicken, drizzle on the tahini sauce, then top with the tomatoes and cucumbers. Add a couple of dollops of tzatziki sauce, the top with the french fries and drizzle with some more that tahini sauce.