Spiced chicken shawarma

Spiced chicken shawarma

spiced chicken shawarma

Spiced chicken shawarma is a Middle Eastern way of preparing meat traditionally on a spit and then thinly sliced to serve in a pita or wrap.

  • Takes 30 mins + marinating
  • 8
  • Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 15ml ground cumin
  • 15ml ground coriander
  • 10ml ground cardamom
  • 15ml smoked paprika
  • 3ml cayenne pepper
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 45ml olive oil + extra
  • 8 deboned skinless chicken thighs

METHOD

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat a griddle pan on medium-high, drizzle the chicken with extra oil and cook in batches for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked. Season. Rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing.

Serving suggestion: Serve with tabbouleh wrapped in flatbreads.

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE AND PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

Magazine issue date: Aug, 2018


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