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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma
Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1
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Chicken shawarma is a Middle east Asian chicken recipe with marinated chicken grilled till perfection and enjoyed wrapped up in a maida roll with mint based chutney as dressing.
  • 4⅓ kgs chicken with skin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • ¾ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp black pepper (kalimirch) powder
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sumac, optional
  • Pita bread
  • mayonnaise
  1. Cut chicken into large pieces. wash the chicken pieces and pat dry.
  2. Place cinnamon, nutmeg, green cardamom, allspice, black pepper, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add lemon juice and mix well to make thick paste.
  4. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl and rub the paste over the pieces thoroughly.
  5. Marinate it for 5-6 hours at room temperature or over night
  6. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. grease a baking dish with oil, place chicken pieces with skin side down, and bake it for about 20 minutes.
  7. Take it out, turn them over and bake for 10-15 more minutes or until the chicken is tender but still moist.
  8. Remove the skin and shred the chicken with a sharp knife.
  9. Put the shredded chicken back in the baking dish.
  10. prinkle 1 teaspoon of sumac and mix well and bake for 5 more minutes, if desire, but do not over bake the chicken.
Place one pita bread on the board, put a thick layer of mayonnaise. Place 3-4 tablespoons of shredded chicken, 3 pieces of pickle and 4-5 french fries. Roll it up and wrap in paper napkin.

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