Shawarma: How to Make Chicken Shawarma

September 9, 2017

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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