How To Make Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Have you ever  thought of how to make chicken shawarma from the comfort of your own home

Here's how:

To start with,


°2 Chicken breasts [without bones]

°2 Chicken Thighs[like chicken laps also without the bones]

°Small sized Cabbage[shredded into thin slices]

°Medium sized Carrots[shredded or sliced thin strips]

°Medium sized Onions[cut into thin strips]

°A large Cucumber[sliced into thin strips ]

°Tomatoes[sliced into thin strips]



°1/2Tablespoon Vegetable oil [for stir frying]

°Shawarma bread[ pita bread or flour tortilla wraps]

The Marinade:


°1 tablespoon of thyme 

°2 tablespoon of curry powder

°1 large chicken stock cube

° Some salt to taste

°1/2  tablespoon black pepper

°1 tablespoon of garlic powder or 2 tablespoons of minced garlic

°Chilli pepper to taste


1.Wash and slice the vegetables into thin slices  and set aside. 

2. Cut the chicken or  into thin strips and set aside. 3.Place the shredded chicken strips into a deep bowl or plate, add the marinade and mix thoroughly until well incorporated. Then cover and store in the fridge for 2 -4 hours[the longer the meat marinades, the better the tastes of the chicken]

4. Heat up the frying pan,add a tablespoonful of oil.  Add the marinated chicken & stir fry until brown and juicy. Scoop into a plate and set aside.

5.Scoop some mayonnaise and ketchup in a plate and mix together

6.Place a shawarma bread on a clean flat surface and spread the mayonnaise and ketchup already been  mixed  on the Shawarma bread  and then fill it with the already cut vegetables on one end and add some chili pepper

7.Fold the bread, tuck-in the edges, and roll to form a shawarma wrap

8. And your home-made chicken Shawarma is ready,enjoy with a chilled drink especially yoghurt....hmmmm so yummy

Comments Reply
  • Wow! I like this, have been looking for a way to get the procedure for making chicken shawama. But this platform has been a great opportunity to everyone on it. This had helped me now. Thanks to the person that did the write up. 

    - Akinmoyede Bolanle - 2019-09-25 19:21:39 Quote

  • This is so yummy, it's making me salivate. You can't help but to learn from the various posts on nnuforum platform, it has enlighten me about so many other things that I do not know before now. I hope to learn more here. Please Mr Paul, approve more of this kind of post.

    - Ridwan Salaudeen - 2019-09-25 19:38:04 Quote

  • This is actually very nice! It even sounds tasty already and it is a very good way to save money. Also one can use it as a good income source once in a while. Thank you very much

    - Fortune Nwani - 2019-09-25 19:50:36 Quote

  • God bless who so ever that post this and God bless this plate form, above all, God bless the founder of this plate form NNU. Now, i just learn what people pay money to learn. I learn it for free and am still pay for learning it. God bless NNU.

    - CHRISTIAN IFEANYICHUKWU - 2019-09-25 20:00:22 Quote

  • My God this is really helpful,  I don't even have the idea of how shawama is been made before now.  

    But with this tutorial sure I  will give it a trial,  this is good,  thanks to the person that posted this.  Its really helpful. 

    - Ameh isaac - 2019-09-25 20:03:47 Quote

  • Thank you very much for sharing this article,now I can prepare shawarma at home,and prepare something new for my hubby. I thank God for this platform,. There's alot to learn each day

    - Victoria chidinma Johnson - 2019-09-25 20:10:07 Quote

  • This is so helpful to people who are desperate to prepare it in their comfort zone. Infact i cant even control myself now I just have to hurry to get mine prepared. 

    - Okoro chidiebere Henry - 2019-09-25 20:26:29 Quote

  • This platform has done and taught me alot of things..

    Apart from making money,I learn and I improve my self in various field..thank you poster,thankyou Nnu..

    Am out to make myself sharwama...

    - Deborah joel - 2019-09-25 21:07:10 Quote

  • Wow... now I feel like taking chicken sharwarma.. this post has helped alot, instead of buying I can actually make it myself now in the comfort of my house.. I'm happy I joined nnu, I always learn more stuffs everyday

    - Olugbenle Olamide - 2019-09-25 21:19:01 Quote

  • I've been looking for ways to learn this but this post just gave me the knowledge on a platter of gold. I'll practice it before setting up my own shawarma stand... THANKS NNU 

    - Solomon OAMEN - 2019-09-25 21:24:18 Quote

  • My friend with the way you just described the preparation very well I am already thinking of eating it though cost of producing it will definetely be high and to buy it is also big money

    - Rutherford Edidiong Etinwa - 2019-09-25 21:48:06 Quote

  • Wow! No wonder it is said Knowledge shall increase. People made shawama looks as if it's a special training one has to undergo before getting the intricacies of it. This is a nice lesson, thanks dear. 

    - Nelo Zac - 2019-09-25 21:53:32 Quote

  • What a best platform that teaches you how to be good in the kitchen and still pays you for learning something that will help you. I crown Nnu the best ever and kudos to whom ever that posted this

    - Joy Chidinma - 2019-09-26 02:14:23 Quote

  • Ingredients

    • Chicken breasts (de-boned or boneless)
    • Chicken thighs/laps (de-boned or boneless)
    • Shawarma bread (pita bread or tortilla wraps)
    • Small cabbage
    • Medium sized carrots (grated or cut into thin strips)
    • 1 large cucumber (cut into thin strips and circles)
    • 2 big tomatoes (cut into thin strips)
    • 1 medium sized onion (cut into thin strips)
    • Ketchup
    • Mayonnaise
    • Vegetable or olive oil (for frying)

    For marinade

    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • 2 teaspoons curry
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 large chicken seasoning cube
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • Salt and chilli pepper (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable or olive oil
    • Lemon Juice (optional)
    • Foil paper


    1. Cut the chicken into thin strips, place in a bowl, mix in the marinade properly with the chicken. Cover and leave to marinate for a while (2 hours to a day) depending on the amount of time you have.
    2. In a pan, heat two table spoons of oil, add the marinated chicken and stir fry until golden brown. Set aside and leave it to rest.
    3. Get your flat bread and place on foil paper on a clean, flat surface. You can double the bread if you want.
    1. Mix ketchup and mayonnaise together. Spread on the bread.
    2. Lay over the vegetables over the bread. Spread the chicken on top. (Feel free to slide a cooked sausage in there if you please)

    Spread extra mayonnaise and ketchup on top and sprinkle on a little dry pepper.

    1. Roll the wrap gently.
    2. Once rolled, wrap with the foil paper.
    3. Place the wrap in the oven or sandwich maker and let it grill for 5 minutes, or place the wrap in a dry frying pan and let it heat up for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

    - Junior Louis - 2019-09-26 19:36:30 Quote

  • Wow this is really a nice a affordable way to make chicken shawama, I have been hearing  the word shawama, but don't really know how it tastes, but I think with this am good to go in making my own shawama, thanks a lot. 

    - Prince Ezinwa - 2019-09-26 20:52:33 Quote

  • Make chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings. Add chicken and toss to coat. Preheat oven to 425° and grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Meanwhile, make yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, oil, and garlic.

    - David Akwe - 2019-09-26 20:58:57 Quote

  • 1.cut the chicken in to thin strips,place in a bowl,mix in the  marinade properly with  the chicken. a pan, heat two table spoons of oil,add the marinated chicken and stir fry until golden brown

    3.Get your flat bread and place on foil paper on a clean,flat surface

    4.mix ketchup and mayonnaise together spread on the bread

    5.lay over the vegetable over the bread

    6.Spread extra mayonnaise and ketchup on top and sprinkle on a little dry pepper.

    7.Roll the wrap gently

    8.Once rolled,wrap with the foil paper.


    - Dalhatu Halliru - 2019-09-27 08:53:42 Quote

  • I'm so in love with shawarma I don't think I can do without it for like two days I actually can't the taste is so great . But none the less I'm going to try to make an home made one with how you explained above

    - Oluwadarasimi Jolaade - 2019-09-27 08:54:32 Quote

  • This is a nice thing you see I been a student I can do it n will enjoy it. Tnk you so much need more experience like this from you. 

    - Abubakar Sadeeq Salihu - 2019-09-27 11:16:17 Quote

  • I always thought it was an arduous task to prepare a shawarma. I didn't know it was this easy. 

    Most of us would not need to spend 1200 or more to get shawarma outside again after reading this post.

    Infact I'm gonna try it today.

    You'll hear from me soon.


    - Jamiu Babalola - 2019-09-29 13:06:53 Quote

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