Rooster Shawarma Bowls


Get the perfect of the Center East with this deconstructed rooster shawarma bowl. Made with oven-roasted rooster thighs, crispy pita chips and a scrumptious Israeli chickpea salad this wholesome dinner recipe will shortly turn out to be a household favourite.

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And if I’m being my trustworthy self, the choice to share extra step-by-step photographs can be partially egocentric. On the finish of the day I share these recipes in order that YOU will make them! In fact, these are classics we take pleasure in for our meals and snacks round right here but when that have been the one purpose, I wouldn’t have a weblog. So if sharing step-by-step directions and photographs makes it simpler for you, depend me in! Even when it does take me that for much longer to shoot…You’re value it ?


The right way to Make These Rooster Shawarma Bowls

In order promised, here’s a step-by-step take a look at the right way to make these rooster shawarma bowls. I notice that it might really feel a bit concerned, however belief me, the flavors are value it!

STEP 1: Marinate rooster and permit to take a seat for no less than half-hour. You may also marinate in a single day for much more taste!

STEP 2: Make Pita Chips by ripping pita bread into 1 inch items. Prepare dinner in a pan on medium warmth with olive oil for 5-6 minutes or till crispy and brown. Add salt, crimson pepper flakes and za’atar.

STEP 3: Preheat oven to 450 levels F. Place rooster on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes or till rooster is crispy across the edges and cooked throughout. Let sit for two minutes earlier than reducing into items.

STEP 4: Assemble salad by combining cucumber, tomatoes, crimson onion, chickpeas, parsley and lemon juice. High with sea salt and mix.

STEP 5: To assemble the rooster shawarma bowls layer child greens into bowls and high with veggie-chickpea salad. Add rooster and a scoop of tzatziki. Drizzle with tahini, if desired.

Some Adjustments You Can Make:

As at all times, I like to supply straightforward swaps that you may make should you’re lacking components or simply have totally different preferences. Hopefully these may also help!

  • I really like topping my pita chips with za’atar seasoning, nonetheless should you’re having hassle getting a maintain of it, simply skip it!
  • No chickpeas? Add a dollop of hummus as an alternative!
  • I really like making selfmade tzatziki (this recipe is SO straightforward and is prepared in lower than 10 minutes) however you may at all times choose up store-bought as an alternative
  • I make my rooster shawarma bowls with a child greens base however you may swap in every other inexperienced OR skip it altogether. You may also sub in leftover grains (rice, quinoa, farro and many others…) as an alternative.
  • If you happen to desire chicken, use two giant rooster breasts and marinate them the identical quantity. Bake within the oven for 20 minutes or till cooked throughout.
  • Non-obligatory: Drizzle with tahini on the finish!

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Rooster Shawarma Bowls

Get the perfect of the Center East with this deconstructed rooster shawarma bowl. Made with oven-roasted rooster thighs, crispy pita chips and a scrumptious Israeli chickpea salad this wholesome dinner recipe will shortly turn out to be a household favourite.

  • Writer: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Prepare dinner Time: half-hour
  • Whole Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Delicacies: Center Jap



For the rooster:

  • 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless rooster thighs (roughly 4-5)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp floor cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of crimson pepper flakes

For the pita chips:

  • 2 entire wheat pitas, roughly torn into 1-inch items
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crimson pepper flakes
  • optionally available: 1 tbsp za’atar seasoning

For the bowls:

  • 1/2 giant english cucumber, quartered (roughly 1 cup)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup crimson onion, chopped finely
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp contemporary parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 cups child greens (or greens of selection)
  • 1 cup tzatziki (selfmade model)
  • optionally available: tahini for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 450 levels
  2. High rooster thighs with lemon, olive oil, garlic and spices and marinate for no less than half-hour (can marinate in a single day, if desired).
  3. Place rooster on a parchment of silicone-lined baking tray and place within the oven roast till it’s browned, crisp on the edges and cooked by means of, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Take away from the oven, enable to relaxation 2 minutes, then slice into items.
  5. In the meantime, make the pita chips: warmth the olive oil in a medium pan over medium warmth. Add the pita and prepare dinner for five to six minutes, stirring all the time, till the pita is crunchy and golden brown. Take away from the warmth and blend within the salt, crimson pepper flakes and za’atar if utilizing (it’s scrumptious!)
  6. Put together the salad by combining cucumber, tomatoes, crimson onion, chickpeas, parsley and lemon juice in a big bowl. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.
  7. To assemble bowls divide child greens into 4 bowls. High with veggie-chickpea salad and divide rooster, pita chips and tzatziki onto every bowl.
  8. Drizzle with tahini, if desired.
  9. Eat straight away or hold components separate and retailer within the fridge. For the pita chips, retailer in a brown paper bag on the countertop for a number of days.

Like these rooster shawarma bowls? Listed here are a couple of others you may take pleasure in:

  • Baked Falafel Buddha Bowl
  • The Final Buddha Bowl (with Peanut Sauce!)
  • Copycat Chipotle Burrito Bowl
  • Tangy Za’atar Rooster with Veggies (Sheet-Pan Dinner)

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