Chicken Shawarma Feast

This feast is beyond delicious.
Serve with pita, naan, or tortillas.
Chicken recipe from Noshastic, and rice recipe adapted from A Family Feast.

Chicken Shawarma Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken
  • 3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste

Middle Eastern Rice Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 c. rice
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 chicken broth or water
  • Salt, to taste

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 large English cucumber, diced
  • 5 green onions, diced
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c. parsley, minced
  • 1/4 c. mint, minced
  • 3/4 c. crumbled feta

Dressing:

  • Zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp. Sumac
  • 1 garlic clove, ,minced
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Garlic Sauce Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic, minced to taste

Directions:

  1. Chicken: Place the lemon juice through cayenne in a Ziploc bag and combine. Add the chicken and marinate overnight. Cook chicken on grill, stovetop, or oven.
  2. Rice: In a medium saucepan, add olive oil and heat to medium heat. Add rice and cook for five minutes stirring often with a wooden spoon. Add spices and cook one minute; then carefully add broth/water. Bring to a boil and cover and lower heat to low and cook for 12 minutes. During the 12 minutes stir occasionally. After 12 minutes, remove from heat and let sit covered for five minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  3. Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad: In a medium bowl, combine salad ingredients. In a small bowl combine dressing ingredients, and then mix dressing with salad.
  4. Garlic Sauce: mix desired amount of mayonnaise and garlic to taste.


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