Chicken Shawarma Recipe Jamie Oliver


Chicken shawarma is a delicious Middle Eastern dish that is packed with flavor. It is made with marinated chicken that is cooked on a rotisserie or grilled to perfection. The chicken is then thinly sliced and served in a warm pita bread with a variety of toppings and sauces. This recipe by Jamie Oliver is a fantastic way to recreate this popular street food at home.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pita bread
  • Toppings (e.g., sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lettuce)
  • Sauces (e.g., tahini sauce, garlic sauce, hot sauce)


  1. In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken, ensuring it is evenly coated. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. If using a rotisserie, thread the marinated chicken breasts onto the skewer and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred. If grilling, preheat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the heat and let