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Chicken Shawarma Kebabs

Chicken Shawarma

Traditionally made with lamb, the shawarma is a popular street food dish originating from the Middle East is normally found in the form of a large piece of meat stacked up on a vertical rotisserie with thin slices shaved off as it rotates. We however will do it the easy way by either cooking chunks of meat in an air fryer, under a grill, or on the BBQ!


PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes


Chicken Shawarma Kebabs Recipe

You will need...


  • 4 large boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut in half

  • 1 red onion, sliced into wedges

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 flatbreads

  • Hummus (to spread onto the flatbread)

  • Lettuce, chopped Cucumber, sliced or diced (for garnish)

  • 2-4 small metal skewers

For the marinade

How to cook

Step 1 can be done the night before, or up to a few hours before.

  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken, and mix in the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and 2 tablespoons of our Shawarma Seasoning. Mix well so all of the chicken is marinated.

  2. Option 1 - Air fryer: Individually place the marinated chicken into the air fryer, and cook at 200℃ for 20 minutes, turning over halfway through. Option 2 - Grill: Put the marinated chicken onto skewers, then line up under your grill. Cook at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to ensure all sides are cooked. Option 3 - BBQ: Put the marinated chicken onto skewers, then line up on your BBQ grill. Cook on a medium to high heat for 15-20 minutes, turning every few minutes to ensure it doesn't burn. although you will want a slight charring effect.

  3. With a few minutes to go, warm up the flatbread, spread the hummus over it, then garnish with the peppers, onion, lettuce and cucumber.

  4. Serve the skewers (or air-fried chicken) onto the flatbread, pour over your choice of sauce and enjoy! Also great with a Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad!

  5. Take a photo and share with us on social by tagging @greatnorthernspice


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