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Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Recipe

We love delicious and flavourful recipes like this Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma that warms us up from head to toe in these colder months. We took our Delicious Chicken Shawarma Bowl Recipe and made a few tweaks so that the chicken would stay tender while being cooked in the oven on a sheet pan instead of a skillet. The result was yummy chicken that when put on top of naan or pita, your favourite toppings and finished with our tahini sauce makes one tasty meal!

chicken shawarma with tomatoes, cucumber, arugula and topped with tahini sauce in pitas

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, chicken is one of our main proteins because my family loves it and I love the versatility. So many recipes, so many ways to make delicious meals with chicken. We always buy and eat chicken raised by a Canadian farmer.

sheet pan chicken shwarama chicken marinade and sheet pan ingredients
Ingredients for the marinade and sheet pan ingredients

It’s important to us that our chicken have the raised by a Canadian farmer logo because Canadian chicken is grain-fed, free of hormones and steroids. The quality can’t be beat and we’re supporting local family owned businesses as the majority of these farms are family owned. Make sure to look for the logo below in your grocery store and if you can’t find it ask for it.

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This Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma is a cozy comfort food recipe for me. I love having a lot of flavour, sheet pan meals are so easy and when we have them with naan or pita everyone can add their own toppings to suit their tastes. These kinds of meals are perfect for us, we get our tasty protein, veggies, carbs (cause I love my carbs, can’t help it) and an amazing blend of flavour. So yummy.

chicken in yogurt marinadeTo ensure that the chicken stayed tender and didn’t dry out we marinated in yogurt with the spices. You can marinade it anywhere from 10 minutes to hours but I have found it doesn’t need long to stay tender and flavourful.

Make sure to check out our recipes section for more delicious recipes from appetizers to desserts and everything in between like:

marinated chicken breasts, red and orange bell pepper and red onion on sheet pan

What vegetables can you cook with for Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma?

What vegetables do you like? You can really go with whatever you want. I went with the bell peppers because my husband and daughter both love those and hubby loves onions so the purple onions were added. I like the flavour onions give recipes but I don’t add the onion to my pita, the good thing is you have options!

Make sure to PIN this yummy Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Recipe

We love delicious and flavourful recipes like this Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma that warms us up from head to toe in these colder months. We took our Delicious Chicken Shawarma Bowl Recipe and made a few tweaks so that the chicken would stay tender while being cooked in the oven on a sheet pan instead of a skillet. The result was yummy chicken that when put on top of naan or pita, your favourite toppings and finished with our tahini sauce makes one tasty meal!

The veggies you have with your sheet pan chicken shawarma with the naan or pita is also entirely up to you. We tend to like cucumbers and tomatoes and then lots of the tahini sauce. I used arugula instead of lettuce just because the flavour is so good and I find it easier to portion in the arugula over using either big pieces of lettuce or shredded lettuce, again it’s a personal preference. I also like naan or thicker pitas over the thin pita pockets or thinner pitas but again this is personal taste so you do what you like best.

Tahini Sauce
Tahini Sauce

I like my tahini sauce thick but if you want it to be more like a drizzle you can thin it out with a little more water or lemon juice

hicken shawarma with tomatoes, cucumber, arugula and topped with tahini sauce in pitas

In addition to this Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma dinner being easy, do you know what else it is? If you haven’t picked up on it already, it’s delicious. The exotic flavours are so easy to put together and it will have you coming back for more!

steps for putting together chicken shawarma and toppings in pita bread

How long does homemade tahini sauce last?

I put my tahini sauce in a jar and it lasted about 5 days in the fridge. Keep in mind this could vary for you but it should last a few days at minimum.

sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppiongs

I’m not going to lie it’s messy to eat this sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita once you’ve got all the fixings in it and the tahini sauce but it’s so worth! OMG so delicious!

sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppings

Okay let’s get to this delicious sheet pan chicken shawarma recipe now shall we?

Yield: 6

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral in Reykjavik Iceland

We love delicious and flavourful recipes like this Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma that warms us up from head to toe in these colder months. It's a yummy chicken recipe with exotic flavours that when put on top of naan or pita, your favourite toppings and finished with our tahini sauce makes for one tasty meal!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch strips (our chicken weighed 850 grams)
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • Purple onion (1 row only on sheet) cut into thing slices
  • Red bell pepper
  • Orange bell pepper
  • Tahini Sauce
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • For Serving
  • Naan
  • Baby arugula (if not available green leafy lettuce)
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Grape tomatoes sliced or Roma tomatoes sliced not too big of pieces

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl combine the yogurt with cumin, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper, minced garlic (1 clove), cinnamon, pepper and salt.

Add the chicken to the marinade and toss until fully coated. Set aside.

Spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange chicken, onions, bell peppers on the baking sheet and drizzle with remaining olive oil.

Place the baking sheet on the center rack and bake for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and onions and peppers are tender.

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 separating for a few minutes before it all comes together, this is normal!

Put some arugula (or lettuce) on the naan, then the chicken, roasted veggies, and top with a generous amount of tahini sauce, cucumber, more arugula and sliced grape tomatoes

Serve and enjoy

Notes

See our post for our tips and more notes

You can use naan or pita depending on your preference.

Use whatever veggies you like and the same for the toppings, these are just the ones we like.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 978mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 46g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppings

What do you think, does it sound easy to make this delicious chicken shawarma recipe or what? It’s bursting with flavour and it will definitely having you coming back for more. The chicken is so tender you will love it.

tender chicken shawarma

As you can see in the photo above the chicken shawarma is juicy and tender and with these ingredients, healthy too, what’s not to love?!

sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppings

If you try this sheet pan chicken shawarma recipe make sure to let us know if you liked it or not (we sure hope you like it though) and if you made any variations that you loved.

sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppings

Okay can’t help myself I’ll leave you with just one more photo of this sheet pan chicken shawarma recipe in the hopes of tempting you to make it.

sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppings sheet pan chicken shawarma in a pita with toppings

By on November 7th, 2021

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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7 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma”

  1. This looks so delicious! My husband and I love the flavors of the mid-east and I’m hoping this will warm our kid up to it, as well! Thanks for posting!

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  2. This sounds delicious! I have never had chicken shawarma before, but it looks really good and like a fun way to eat chicken. I am always looking for new ways to make it. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. I love chicken shawarma, but hae never made it. I have most of these ingredients. I will pin this recipe and look forward to making it soon.

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