Shawarma Chicken

Ok, to be completely honest, this one screamed reblog to me partially because of the title.. Schwarma, it’s just fun to let roll of your tongue.. And I use all the spices except the cayenne pepper.. I’m a hot spice wimp.. But I may begrudgingly pick some up to use sparingly.. Carol has loads of knowledge and creative yummy recipes for your tastebud pleasure..


Raizel and I are crazy about the Schwarma Spice blend. I have been experimenting with it in everything!

My friend Malka, a chef par excellence, made me aware that Schwarma Spice also goes well with chicken too.

This recipe is adapted from my basic roasted chicken recipe posted earlier this week.

Shawarma Chicken


1 chicken, cut up

2 onions, sliced

2 lemons, juiced (about ½ cup)

Season with Shawarma Spice Mix to taste

Optional: 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed

Shawarma Spice Blend

1 Tablespoon cumin, coriander, garlic powder

1.5 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon turmeric, pepper

½ teaspoon cloves, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.


Slice onions and place chicken over onions in large pan. Season chicken with Season with Shawarma Spice Mix to taste and if possible, let marinate prior to cooking.

Preheat oven to 425*F.

Roast in oven for 1.5 hours, or until cooked, turning over for last 30…

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