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Easy Chicken Shawarma - Deliciously flavored Mediterranean-style chicken that is quick and easy to make! | TheRoastedRoot.net #lowcarb #keto #paleo #mediterraneandiet #glutenfree
Easy Chicken Shawarma
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: keto, low-carb, Mediterranean, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4 to 6 people
Author: Julia
Easy Chicken Shawarma:
Magical Herb Tahini Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste
Prepare the Chicken Shawarma:
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the chicken. Use your hands to toss everything around until chicken is well coated in marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 20 minutes (up to 1 hour).

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  3. Transfer chicken (including marinade) to a foil-lined baking sheet or a casserole dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Increase oven heat to 425 degrees F and bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until skin is golden-brown and crispy.

  4. Remove chicken from oven and allow it to sit 10 minutes before slicing and serving with magic tahini sauce.

Make Magical Tahini Sauce:
  1. Add all ingredients for the sauce to a small blender and blend until smooth. Taste sauce for flavor and add lemon juice or sea salt to desired taste.