Shawarma: How to Make Chicken Shawarma

September 9, 2017
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How to Make Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma was imported into Nigeria by the Lebanese but today, more Nigerians eat Shawarma than the Lebanese. On this page, I will show how to make Chicken Shawarma in the video below.

Shawarma Ingredients

To make 4 wraps of Shawarma you will need:

The main ingredients for Shawarma:

  • 2 pita breads
  • Two chicken laps
  • 2 chicken franks

Pita bread or shawarma bread or Lebanese bread is available at SPAR supermarkets in Nigeria.

You get 2 Shawarma wrappers from 1 pita bread.

For the Chicken marinade:

These are what you will need to season the chicken which forms part of the shawarma filling.

  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • A small piece of red onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Knorr cubes (chicken flavour)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For Shawarma Sauce:

For that creamy Shawarma Sauce that makes every bite memorable, you will need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce OR any Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Salad Cream
  • Parsley

Shawarma Vegetables:

The following also go into the shawarma wrap:

  • A small piece of Cabbage
  • ½ Red Pepper
  • ½ Green pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ Tomato

Watch the video to see the exact quantities of ingredients I added.

Serve with a chilled drink especially Nigerian Chapman.

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