This chicken shawarma sandwich is easy to make and full of fresh, bright flavors.
A delicious chicken shawarma sandwich makes a fabulours lunch or could even be served as a main meal. It's made up of flavorful seasoned chicken and fresh, sliced vegetables, topped with sauce and all wrapped up in a soft, fluffy pita bread.
Middle Eastern in origin, shawarma has become popular all over the world. This is partly because of its wonderful flavors, but also because it is so convenient - it is the perfect meal when you're on the go. It is also very quick to put together - making it a healthy fast food!
The important thing to remember when making shawarma is that whilst the cooking time is relatively short, the chicken needs a long time to marinate - at least 8 hours in fact.
So it's important to plan ahead when you know you want to make this chicken shawarma sandwich and ideally place the chicken in its marinade the night before, so you can leave it overnight in the fridge for all those fabulous flavors to infuse.
What to serve with this chickenh shawarma sandwich
With its mixture of meat, vegetables and bread, shawarma is a meal all by itself!
If you want to serve it as a main meal, however, you might want a side dish to accompany it!
A chicken shawarma sandwich also tastes great with hummus - this roasted garlic hummus is especially good.
This recipe uses a simple garlic, tahini and yogurt sauce, which is traditional for this dish. But you can change things up if you prefer and use any of your favorite sauces.
Don't have any pita bread to hand but still want to try your hand at shawarma? Flour tortillas make a great alternative in which to wrap all the tasty ingredients! You could also try this soft flatbread recipe.