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Chicken Shawarma

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Serves: 2-4
Chicken Shawarma

From the chefs behind Middle Eastern pantry company New York Shuk comes this easy recipe for the succulent street food favorite. The hero of the dish is New York Shuk's ready-to-use Shawarma Spice Blend and Shawarma BBQ Sauce, both offering all the mouthwatering flavors we love about shawarma while also cutting the prep time. Serve with a tahini or garlic-yogurt sauce, salad and pita bread.




Cut the chicken thighs into small pieces. Place the chicken in a large bowl, add 3 tablespoons of the oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Add the Shawarma Spice or Shawarma BBQ Sauce. Toss to coat evenly. Set aside.

Cut the onion in half lengthwise, then crosswise into thin halfmoons. Place the onions in a large sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat without stirring until they start to brown, about 1 minute. Stir the onions so that more of them are exposed to the heat of the pan and cook without stirring to promote more browning, about 1 minute. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons oil and season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelized but still slightly firm. Transfer the onions to a bowl; set aside.

If needed, wipe out the pan with a kitchen towel to remove any bits of onion. Set the pan over medium-high heat and add the chicken in a single layer. Sear the chicken without stirring for about 1 minute, then stir and continue cooking until the chicken is just cooked through. Add the caramelized onions and stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt. Transfer the chicken to a platter.