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Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

  • Serves: 6
  • Calories: 484
sheet pan chicken shawarma dinner with red onions and red bell peppers next to pita and parsley

This recipe is everything you love about Chicken Shawarma all on one sheet pan and ready for your oven in just a few simple steps!

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Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

You know what we’ve been loving lately? Easy dinners. More specifically, easy dinners that everybody loves. If you don’t already know, there’s nothing as simple as a good sheet pan dinner and this Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan dinner is no exception. It comes together in just a few easy steps and is rich in warm, exotic flavors that will have you coming back for more.

marinated chicken shawarma in a bowl
Sheet pan chicken shawarma with red bell peppers and red onion on a baking sheet

What is Chicken Shawarma?

If you’ve never had traditional shawarma stop reading this right now, run to the nearest restaurant with the word “Gyro” in the name, and try it for yourself. Shawarma, in short, is an amazingly flavorful meat preparation that originated in the Middle East. The meat is stacked in a cone-like shape on a continuously rotating vertical rotisserie. It’s a pretty magical, drool-worthy sight. Thin slices of the meat are then shaved off and laid onto a warm pillowy pita and topped with all the good stuff.

While this Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner doesn’t come on a magical rotating rotisserie cone, it comes close to giving us all the feels and a huge amount of that amazing Mediterranean flavor that we crave.

hand pouring extra virgin olive oil being poured out of a bottle into a measuring cup
tahini sauce in a small bowl with a spoon

How do you Make Shawarma Seasoning?

For this Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner we used warm spices that taste amazing when cozied up in a pita along with fresh tomato, cucumber, and special tahini sauce that is easy to make using Spectrum® Organic Spanish Unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

What we love about this amazing oil is that it is 100% USDA organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, OU Kosher and 100% first cold pressed, with a balanced, fruity aroma. It’s made with Spanish Olives and pairs perfectly with the warm spices of shawarma such as:

  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Cardamom
  • Cumin
Sheet pan chicken shawarma with red bell peppers and red onion on a baking sheet and tahini sauce in a bowl with pita

How to Make Delicious Shawarma at Home?

Here at TMP we are always up for a challenge and we took it upon ourselves to create the best at-home shawarma. We currently have two other amazing Shawarma recipes that you should try if you love Mediterranean food as much as we do.

However, this Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan is a real game changer, because the whole thing can be made in a few easy steps and thrown right in the oven.

  1. Slice 3 chicken breast thinly and marinate in Greek yogurt and spices.
  2. Slice bell peppers and onion.
  3. Bake all the things on a sheet pan all at one glorious time.
  4. Drizzle all ingredients on the sheet pan with our delicious tahini sauce made with Spectrum® brand extra virgin olive oil.
Sheet pan chicken shawarma with red bell peppers and red onion on a baking sheet
Sheet pan chicken shawarma with red bell peppers and red onion on a baking sheet

More Exotic Travel Inspired Dinner Ideas

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Kebab: For those people still out grilling in the sunshine.
Chicken Shawarma Nachos: A fun spin on the classic.
Hungarian Mushroom Soup: With plenty of paprika, of course.
Mediterranean Couscous Salad: The perfect anytime dish.

chicken shawarma on a pita being drizzled with tahini sauce
chicken shawarma on a pita drizzled with tahini sauce

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Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

  • Serves: 6
  • Calories: 484

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Cardamom
  • 2 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Large boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1inch strips
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Large red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch thin strips
  • 1 Purple onion, cut into 1/2-inch thin slices
  • 1/2 cup Peppadew peppers

Tahini Sauce

  • 1 cup Tahini
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For Serving

  • 4-8 Pita bread
  • 1/2 English cucumber diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the yogurt with cumin, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add the chicken to the marinade and toss until fully coated. Set aside.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoons of olive oil onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange chicken, onions, bell peppers and peppadews on the baking sheet and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  5. Place the baking sheet on the center rack and bake for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and onions and peppers are tender.
  6. Prepare the tahini sauce by placing all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisking with a fork until smooth. **It will look like it is seperating for a few minutes before it all comes together, this is normal!
  7. Serve chicken and roasted veggies in pita bread topped with a generous amount of tahini sauce, cucumber and tomatoes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories 484
  • Protein 32 g
  • Carbohydrates 19 g
  • Total Fat 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber 6 g
  • Cholesterol 66 mg
  • sodium 907 mg
  • Total Sugars 4 g

Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

Questions & Reviews

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  • Rachel

    Do you have any recommendations on the brand of Tahini? I’ve had trouble finding a good one. Thanks!

    Joyva, Simple Truth (Kroger brand) and "Once Again" brand are my go-tos.

  • alissa

    I made it and really loved it but there was a bitter aftertaste that just won't go away. It's definitely in the Tahini sauce. Anyway, has this happened before and if so do you have some sort of direction I could go to fix it? Maybe it's just bad garlic *shrug emoji* and I need to experiment more.

    It could be the Tahini but it is most likely the olive oil. Some brands of olive oil can be bitter and almost spicy tasting. Also some people find that the cardamom or turmeric have a bitterness to them. Sorry about that. Play around with it a bit until you find where it is coming from.

  • Jessica

    How long do you marinate the chicken before cooking?

    Up to an hour, but it doesn't really need it!

  • Alison Cummins

    Do you have any suggestions for a non-dairy alternative to the Greek yogurt??

    You could try a little olive oil mixed with the seasoning!

  • RaChelle Lundy Hendricks

    Hello! I’m having a hard time figuring out what pepidos are...? Am I missing something obvious?! Thanks!

    Peppadews are those little cherry peppers on the sheet pan. They are sweet and a little spice. You can buy them in a jar in the pickle section of your store or at an olive bar!

  • Tresa

    This is one of me and my husband's favorite dinners! It is so simple and so delicious. We make it all the time! I usually follow the recipe exactly but I have also skipped the greek yogurt and done olive oil instead because of my child's food allergies and it is delicious that way too!

    Thanks Tresa, So glad you liked it!

  • April

    Marinated the chicken overnight and made it for dinner tonight. Overall it is a good recipe and I will make it again with modifications. We found the cinnamon too much, will probably half it or take it out next time. I also kept the chicken in the oven for 30 mins and it still didn't brown like in the picture. Will increase the temp next time. Thank you for an easy dinner recipe.

    You're welcome April! Thank you for trying it out and letting us know you enjoyed it!

  • D

    I think the proportions of spices for the chicken are incorrect. There was too much cardamom or cumin, can't tell which or both. After a few bites it became overwhelming.. I am used to Arab food.

    Some brands of cardamom or turmeric are very bitter. Next time try using a little less of these spices and adjust to taste. But I use the full amount with the brands of spices that I have.

  • Marg Grover

    We had this tonight and it was DELICIOUS .. thanks for the idea to do something different

    You bet! Glad you loved it!

  • Marg Grover

    We made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS .. thank you so much for the idea . Cheers

    Yay! So glad!