Do you Know How to Make Chicken Shawarma in Lavash?

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  • 3Servings
  • 20 mPrep Time
  • 10 mCook Time
  • 30 mReady In
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Chicken shawarma is a popular street fast food that can be considered a full meal. It seemed that there was nothing unusual in the composition of shawarma – fried chicken fillet and vegetable salad with sauces are wrapped in thin lavash. And meanwhile, before such an appetizer, many people cannot resist.

Of course, buying even the most appetizing shawarma in a random stall can sometimes be dangerous. Indeed, at dubious sellers, it can be prepared in violation of sanitary standards, and even from expired products. But what prevents you from cooking your favorite dish at home?

We offer a simple recipe for a very tasty and completely safe homemade shawarma. You can experiment with different additives and get absolutely amazing results.

Homemade shawarma is a great option for a hearty breakfast or dinner, a snack at school or at work. In nature, such an appetizer is generally an indispensable dish, for which you don’t even need dishes.


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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    We take the components necessary for cooking. If the fillet is frozen, defrost it completely.

  • Step 2

    Greens (onion feathers, parsley and dill) are rinsed, dried and finely chopped.

  • Step 3

    Put sour cream, chopped greens, a clove of garlic passed through a press and a pinch of salt into a deep bowl.

  • Step 4

    Mix the sauce well and put it in the refrigerator for a while to infuse.

  • Step 5

    Cut the chicken into medium-sized pieces, rub on both sides with a mixture of paprika, dried garlic and salt. You can use other spices of your choice.

  • Step 6

    Grease a preheated grill pan with vegetable oil, fry the chicken fillet until golden brown on both sides.

  • Step 7

    While the meat is browning, cut the cucumbers into cubes.

  • Step 8

    Cut the tomatoes into small pieces too.

  • Step 9

    Cool the finished fillet a little and cut across the fibers into pieces.

  • Step 10

    Lubricate a sheet of lavash on one side with sauce and put a little chicken here.

  • Step 11

    Put Korean carrots and chopped vegetables on top. Drizzle the filling with sauce. We tuck the edges of the lavash and twist it into a tight roll.

  • Step 12

    Fry the shawarma in a grill pan for literally a minute on each side so that the lavash dries up and becomes crispy.

  • Step 13

    A hearty appetizer is served immediately. Homemade shawarma is so delicious that in a few minutes there will not even be a crumb left of it.

Tips & variations

  • Chicken fillet for shawarma is not fried in a steak, but baked in the oven in a whole piece. This way the meat stays juicy.

  • For sauce, you can use mayonnaise or sour cream with various additives (garlic, herbs, mustard, tomato).

  • So that the shawarma is not too “wet”, it is necessary to remove the middle with seeds from the tomato, and cut only dense walls.

  • To prevent the filling from falling out, the shawarma is tightly wrapped in an envelope. To do this, the side edges are tucked to the center, and then the base is rolled up.

  • To obtain a fragrant crispy crust, lavash is pre-fried in a pan on both sides.

  • In addition to chicken, almost any food can be added to shawarma, for example, lettuce, fresh radishes, hard or processed cheese, pickled mushrooms or Chinese cabbage and pickles.

One Comment

  • Rushana

    Such a wonderful recipe with simple set of products. It can be both as a snack and as a full lunch or dinner.

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