Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

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Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner
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Better-than-takeout Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

You know what I’ve been loving lately? Easy dinners. More specifically, easy dinners that my whole family loves. If you don’t already know, there is 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.

Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner
Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

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 if I do say so myself. 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 me all the feels and a huge amount of that amazing Mediterranean flavor that I crave.  

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
Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

How can I make 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.  

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Kebab

Chicken Shawarma Nachos

Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner
Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

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.

Make this Easy Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner for a chance to win a trip to Barcelona! 

If the flavors of this Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner make you dream of far off places  then we’ve got a fun opportunity aimed at getting you in the kitchen cooking and hopefully on your way to Barcelona, Spain! You have until December 15th, 2018 to enter this exciting contest and all you have to do is follow Spectrum® on Instagram or Facebook, post a photo of a recipe that uses one of their amazing oils (hopefully this one!), tag it with the hashtag #TasteofBarcelonaContest, and leave a brief comment as to why you selected that oil. Easy, peasy!

You can find all the details and complete rules over on Spectrum Organics' Facebook page, but for now I’ll just let you know that there are many amazing prizes available to win, this 8 day trip to Barcelona, Spain for the winner and one guest during May, 2019 chief among them!

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. 

If you make this Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper if you do. Also, feel free to leave a comment on the post and tell your friends where you discovered the recipe!

Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 large boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1inch strips
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp cardamom
2 tsp tumeric
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 large red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 purple onion, cut into thin slices
1/2 cup peppadew peppers

Tahini Sauce

1 cup tahini
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup water
1/2 tsp salt

Optional

4-8 pita bread
1/2 english cucumber diced
1 Roma tomato, sliced

Method

  1. In a large bowl combine yogurt with cumin, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add in chicken and toss until chicken is fully coated. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Using olive oil, grease a large baking sheet. Arrange prepared chicken, onions, bell peppers and peppadews on baking sheet and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  5. Place in center rack and bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through with temp of 165°F.
  6. While the sheet pan is cooking prepare the tahini sauce by placing all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisk 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 on salads, rice bowls or in pita bread along with fresh veggies and topped with a generous amount of tahini sauce. Enjoy!