Chicken shoarma

2 servings; 15 min preparation; 2 h waiting (optional); 20 min cooking time.

There is nothing more aromatic than Middle-East cuisine. The blends of spices make dishes so irresistible and delicious. Middle-East cuisine is really about eating with all your senses. It’s amazing how your can create a complex dish with a little bit of meat and a spice mix.

Shoarma is one of the most popular dishes in the area. It’s really about a great combination of spices. You can use any kind of meat you prefer – beef, chicken or lamb. Just keep the spice mix the same and you will have a great dish every time.

You don’t need to combine it with pita bread either. Shoarma could be eaten as a meal with some green salad and homemade hummus.


  • 300 g chicken fillet (2 fillets)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 2 + 1 tbsp mild olive oil
  • 2-4 pita breads

for the shoarma spice:

  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1,5 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Cut the chicken fillets in long thin pieces. Remove the seeds from the peppers and chop a half of each fine.

Blend all spices for the shoarma mix together with 2 tbsp olive oil. Massage the chicken with the spice mix. Add the peppers. Cover with plastic foil and set in the fridge to marinade until you cook the meat.

Prepare the pita bread according to the instructions on the package. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan.

Cook the chicken until it’s cooked through and the peppers are soft. Make a pocket on the side of the bread. Spread a little bit of hummus. Use some lettuce for garnish and fill it in with meat. Enjoy!

5 Comments Add yours

    1. I’m glad you like it! I love the spice mix, it’s so delicious 🙂

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  1. israelisalad says:

    In Israel, shwarma is classic street food, served wrapped in a large flatbread called a laffa, with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, pickles, tahini, hummus, french fries, and sometimes extra spicy salads or pickled hot peppers.

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    1. Very interesting, I’d love to try it! 🙂 In the Netherlands it’s slightly different, probably influenced by Moroccan cuisine.

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