Chicken Shawarmas

Chicken Shawarmas

Luke Summers 4

"These taste exactly like the ones we used to get at the shawarma stand when I was stationed at Kuwaiti Naval Base, just outside Kuwait City. Give 'em a try, you won't be sorry!"


25 m servings 516 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 516 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 29.8 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 591 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir together the garlic and mayonnaise in a small bowl; set aside. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the chicken in the hot butter until white on the outside. Sprinkle with garam masala, and continue cooking until lightly browned on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes.
  2. Spread the pita rounds with the garlic mayonnaise. Divide the chicken among the pitas, and place a pickle spear into each. Fold and serve.


  • Cook's Note
  • Steaming or wrapping pita bread in wet paper towel and warming in microwave with help the pitas to not break apart on you.
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  1. 29 Ratings


I wanted to give these a better rating, but I felt the chicken was a bit bland. I also don't like mayonnaise, but prefer a plain yogurt style tzaziki sauce - easy to make with plain yogurt, gra...

Oh YUM...We LOVED these!!! I have never had/cooked with garam masala, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was wonderful! I also seasoned the chicken with salt pepper and garlic powder (along...

I don't have garam masala, so I used a combination of cumin, coriander, ground black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and garlic...and I was supposed to use cardamom too, but I didn't have...

I did not follow the recipe directions on preparing these. Instead of placing the pita bread flat, then piling the ingredients on top,folding and serving, I placed my Toufayan Pita rounds betwee...

RECIPE GROUP: Yum yum yum. DBF actually said, out loud, "it's like a party in my mouth!" He doesn't really talk like that, so, obviously this was a huge win. It was super easy too, once I got pa...

Ohmygoodness! These are delicious. My husband and I were looking for something comparable to our favorite Mediterranean restaurant, and I think we found it. The ingredients are so simple that I ...

This was tasty, but not exactly what I know of chicken shwarmas. The chicken was pretty close and I liked the added pickles. The garlic is also a must. However, the ones I have tried had the gar...

Recipe Group Selection: 07, June 2014 ~ Shawarmas and garam masala were two new items for our family to experience. I used 'Easy Garam Masala' from AR in this recipe, and just cut the recipe b...

Excellent recipe and very easy. I had doubts about the chicken and mayo but it turned out great. I did make some more additons though : Instead of full mayo, I added some plain yogurt as well. I...