Chicken Shawarma

For this recipe you'll need: chicken thighs, seasonings, garlic, lemon juice, tzatziki, schug sauce, pita, tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, feta and olives.


Mix shawarma spices, fresh garlic and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Add the chicken thighs, toss to coat, cover then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes but up to 24 hours. Roast chicken thighs on a parchment lined sheet tray for 20-25 minutes, until they reach 160°F. Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes then slice.

Make the Chicken

Whisk all tzatziki sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside until needed.

Make the Tzatziki Sauce

Make schug sauce while chicken cooks. Add all schug ingredients to food processor then blend until mixture comes together but still has small chunks. Similar to a chimichurri.

Make the Schug Sauce

Warm the pitas, add sliced chicken, tzatziki sauce, schug, red onion, cucumber, tomato, olive and feta cheese. Serve immediately.


In Krista's Kitchen