Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma Recipe

How To Make Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma

Marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, spices, this oven-roasted chicken shawarma can be served with pita bread and a variety of other toppings.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • cupolive oil,plus more for brushing
  • 3tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • tspground cumin
  • tsppaprika
  • 1tspground coriander
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspturmeric
  • 1tspsalt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2lbschicken thighs,trimmed boneless, skinless


  1. In a mixing bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, salt, and pepper.

  2. Place chicken in a gallon-size resealable bag, pour marinade over chicken then seal bag while pressing out excess air.

  3. Rub marinade over chicken, transfer chicken to the refrigerator, and allow to marinate at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush a rimmed 18×13-inch, preferably dark coated, baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  5. Remove chicken from marinade and space evenly apart on the baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven for about 30 to 40 minutes until cooked through and edges are crisp.

  6. Remove from oven and allow to rest 2 minutes then cut into bits. Serve in pita or with rice along with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Optional serving suggestions:

  • Warm pita bread or flour tortillas or cooked rice
  • Tahini yogurt sauce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced cucumbers
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Chopped red onion
  • Feta cheese


  • Calories: 675.18kcal
  • Fat: 56.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.74g
  • Fiber: 0.93g
  • Sugar: 0.43g
  • Protein: 38.04g
  • Cholesterol: 222.26mg
  • Sodium: 607.84mg
  • Calcium: 37.84mg
  • Potassium: 534.92mg
  • Iron: 2.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 74.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.26mg
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