Friday, April 24, 2009

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarama served on rice with tehina and olives.

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Chicken Shawarma
This shawarama recipe (given to us by Andrea Altberg) is a family favourite and goes well with tehina and olives on rice, as well as in a sandwich.
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
1. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and all spices in a large bowl.2. Toss chicken in mixture and let marinate for 12-24 hours, stirring mixture every 8 hours.3. Skewer chicken and grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through.Serve with rice, creamy dill sauce (or tehina), hummus, pita and pickles.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 servings

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  1. mmmmmm saw this on your brother's site that directed us here for the recipe - can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting :)

    1. I hope you like it. It's usually a roaring success for us!


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