How to make Chicken Shawarma -

Easy, healthy and flavour-packed chicken shawarma recipe. We show you how to serve it in pita along with veggie toppings and sauces!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Pita breads (पीटा ब्रेड)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Chicken Shawarma Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts 250 grams

  • Pita breads 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mayonnaise 4 tablespoons

  • Schezwan sauce 4 teaspoons

  • Pickled beetroot strips as required

  • Pickled cucumber strips as required

  • Mint mayonnaise as required


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180° C.

Step 2

Take chicken breast in a bowl, add salt, ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, lemon juice and oil and mix together well.

Step 3

Place the chicken on a baking tray, keep the try in the preheated oven and roast till the chicken is done.

Step 4

Take the tray out of the oven, place the chicken breast on a chopping board and slice thinly.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick tawa, place each pita bread on it and let them get heated through.

Step 6

Keep each pita bread on the chopping board, spread 1 tbsp mayonnaise and 1 tsp schezwan sauce and spread evenly all over the pita bread.

Step 7

Spread some chicken mixture over this and top with some pickled beetroot and pickled cucumber strips.

Step 8

Drizzle some mint mayonnaise over them and roll the pita bread. Wrap the rolls in aluminium foil, place them on a serving platter and serve immediately.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.