Make-Ahead Chicken Shawarma

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 45 min 6
Make-Ahead Chicken Shawarma
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2 from 2 lemons Lemon juice
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
4 clove(s) Garlic (peeled, minced)
1 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp Black pepper
2 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground
1 dash Cinnamon
1 dash Red pepper flakes (to taste)
908 gm Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
1 large Yellow onion (peeled, quartered)
2 tsp Hot sauce (for topping, divided)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (for topping)
2 cup Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun) (for topping)
1 large Tomato (for topping)
6 medium pita Pita bread, whole-wheat (or tortillas)


Combine all ingredients (except chicken thighs, yellow onion, tortillas and toppings) in a bowl or freezer bag.

Add chicken thighs. Marinate 12-24 hours or freeze marinade ahead. Marinade will thaw in the fridge in 12 hours, marinating the chicken as it thaws.

Heat oven to 425F.

Use a casserole dish to cook marinated chicken thighs in a single layer for 30-40 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 74°C (165°F).

Rest chicken for 5-10 minutes before shredding or slicing.

Serve on tortillas or pitas with toppings and sides.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 492
Calories from fat 230
Calories from saturated fat 39
Total Fat 25.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.7 g
Cholesterol 142 mg
Sodium 785 mg
Potassium 667 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Protein 35 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 1.3
Meat 1.7
Vegetables 1.0

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