Chicken Shawarma

This is a work of beauty. Utterly divine Shawarma Chicken, oven baked, then wrapped into a flatbread which has been soaked in a delicious and easy to make chilli sauce and toasted.

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Cook: 30 mins


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In a pestle and mortar, grind together the shawarma spice blend. You can also just mix together in a bowl without grinding in a pestle and mortar.
To a large bowl, add the shawarma spice blend, chicken thighs, yoghurt, garlic, chilli pasta, olive oil, lemon juice and mix until combined. Leave to marinade for as long as you can - it’s fine to go straight to cooking.
When ready to cook, preheat oven to 180°C/ 365°F.
Thread the chicken onto two skewers per kebab and make a total of four kebabs. Transfer to a lined baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the chilli sauce. Heat a small pan on medium heat and cook the tomato puree and chilli paste for 3-4 minutes. Add the cumin, oregano and water, bring the sauce to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes on low heat until thick.
When ready to make the kebabs, soak each flatbread in the chilli sauce, then build the kebabs: add yoghurt, chilli sauce, lettuce, shawarma chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, pickled chilli and close the wrap.
In a large pan, toast the kebabs on high heat for 3 minutes on each side, until crispy.

Nutritional Info

Per kebab:

Cals – 593

Carbs – 50g

Protein – 39g

Fat – 30g


Serves 4

Shawarma Spice blend:

  • Tsp of cumin.
  • Tsp of turmeric.
  • Tsp of coriander.
  • 2 tsp of garlic granules.
  • Tsp of onion granules.
  • Tsp of All Spice.
  • 2 tsp of smoked paprika.
  • Tsp of dried parsley.
  • Tsp of dried oregano.
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1.5 tsp of salt.
  • Tsp of sugar.

Chicken marinade:

  • 600g of chicken thighs - very thinly sliced.
  • 100g of natural yoghurt.
  • 2 clove of garlic - crushed.
  • 1-2 tbsp of chilli paste.
  • 1/2 of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Juice of 1 lemon.

Chilli sauce:

  • 100g of tomato puree.
  • Tbsp of chilli paste.
  • Tsp of cumin.
  • Tsp of oregano.
  • 150ml of water.


  • 4 flatbreads.
  • Lettuce - thinly chopped.
  • 3-4 tomatoes - chopped.
  • Cucumber - chopped.
  • Pickled green chillies or pepper (optional).

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