Easy chicken shwarma

    20 min

    Chicken pieces sprinkled with garam masala and sautéed in clarified butter. Wrap in pitta with houmous and fresh veg for a nutritious midweek supper.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 to 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) divided
    • 450g (1 lb) skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into thin strips
    • 3 tablespoons garam masala

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Melt 1 tablespoon clarified butter in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Sprinkle one side of chicken pieces with garam masala and place seasoned side down in hot butter. Sprinkle top of chicken pieces with more garam masala and sauté for 5 minutes.
    2. Turn chicken pieces, adding more butter as needed, and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through.

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    Shwarma is a middle eastern dish and this recipe though not traditional is very good. After the chicken is done saute sliced onion and green pepper in the clarified butter until onions change colour to a light golden brown. Serve chicken with the sauted veggies rolled in warmed pitta bread. Accompany this with some plain or spiced yoghurt on the side and you have great meal. I went back and changed my ratings from 4 to 5 stars as this dish gets better everytime I make it. The last time I made it I served it with some houmous on the side and a green salad. Thanks for this easy yet outstanding recipe.  -  15 Sep 2008


    I had this in pitta with veg and houmous as suggested and thought it tasted a bit plain.  -  15 Aug 2015


    This recipes is fantastic! It's easy to make and tastes fabulous - a nice change from day-to-day chicken. I ran out of garam masala and substituted with mutton masala - it tasted even better. Thanks Kathy!  -  15 Sep 2008