Chicken Shawarma Kebab – Take Outs At Home!

 

DifficultyBeginner

This recipe is so delicious and easy that you’ll never need to go for takeaway kebabs again!

Traditional Lebanese kebabs are a classic street food. They’re really simple; pita bread, meat, sauce, pickles, maybe some tomato…

Kebabs in New Zealand are a full meal with all the salad trimmings; fresh, filling and lip-smackingly delicious.

We use Chicken Shawarma spices that can be purchased from our online store, but if you’re keen to make your own spice mix, this one is pretty good.

Yields1 Serving

 2 tsp chicken shawarma spices
 2 large chicken breasts
 1 romain lettuce, or ½ a small iceberg lettuce
 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
 ½ large red onion, finely sliced
 a handful of mixed fresh herbs (optional); coriander, mint, flat leaf parsley
 pickle of your choice – we like pickled hot peppers!
 Alamir Bakery Hummus
 Alamir Bakery Tarator (tahini dressing)
 Alamir Bakery Pita Bread – original or wholemeal

Total Time10 mins

1

If you are barbequing your meat, turn your barbeque on high now.

2

Cube the chicken breast into bite-sized portions, sprinkle with the Chicken Shawarma spices and mix. Get your hands in there! Skewer meat, tightly packed and set aside. Don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. This can also be prepared the day before for a more intense flavour.

3

Prepare all fresh ingredients and line up ready for kebab assembly.

4

Quickly heat your pita bread in the microwave for 10 seconds each. Time may vary depending on your microwave model.

5

Take your Alamir Bakery Pita Bread and split it along the outside edge. Pile high with the inside upwards.

6

Turn on your grill to high and broil your chicken kebabs for 10 to 15 mins turning once, until golden.

7

Take two pita halves and overlap them, inside up, with two centimetres overhang each side.

8

Spread a line of Alamir Bakery Hummus down the centre, leaving 4 centimetres clean.

9

Add the chicken from one skewer, then top with the fresh ingredients to your preference.

10

Drizzle with tarator.

11

Fold one end of the pita bread inwards, then roll from one side to the other, keeping the kebab nice and tight.

Et voila! Enjoy your Lebanoms!

Ingredients

 2 tsp chicken shawarma spices
 2 large chicken breasts
 1 romain lettuce, or ½ a small iceberg lettuce
 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
 ½ large red onion, finely sliced
 a handful of mixed fresh herbs (optional); coriander, mint, flat leaf parsley
 pickle of your choice – we like pickled hot peppers!
 Alamir Bakery Hummus
 Alamir Bakery Tarator (tahini dressing)
 Alamir Bakery Pita Bread – original or wholemeal

Directions

1

If you are barbequing your meat, turn your barbeque on high now.

2

Cube the chicken breast into bite-sized portions, sprinkle with the Chicken Shawarma spices and mix. Get your hands in there! Skewer meat, tightly packed and set aside. Don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. This can also be prepared the day before for a more intense flavour.

3

Prepare all fresh ingredients and line up ready for kebab assembly.

4

Quickly heat your pita bread in the microwave for 10 seconds each. Time may vary depending on your microwave model.

5

Take your Alamir Bakery Pita Bread and split it along the outside edge. Pile high with the inside upwards.

6

Turn on your grill to high and broil your chicken kebabs for 10 to 15 mins turning once, until golden.

7

Take two pita halves and overlap them, inside up, with two centimetres overhang each side.

8

Spread a line of Alamir Bakery Hummus down the centre, leaving 4 centimetres clean.

9

Add the chicken from one skewer, then top with the fresh ingredients to your preference.

10

Drizzle with tarator.

11

Fold one end of the pita bread inwards, then roll from one side to the other, keeping the kebab nice and tight.

Et voila! Enjoy your Lebanoms!

Chicken Shawarma Kebab – Take Outs At Home!