Barbecued 'Shawarma' Chicken Sandwich Recipe. Fed up with the typical 'prawn and mayo' or 'cheese and pickle' sandwiches? Try this delicious pita Shawarma and you'll never eat them again! Relish our Barbecued 'Shawarma' Chicken Sandwich recipe.
Step 1: You will need...
- 2 pita bread
- 2 chicken thighs, without skin or bones
- 2 tbsp "ras el hanout", ready-made Moroccan spice mix
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 tbsp chopped salad, (tomatoes, cucumber, parsley)
- 4 tbsp ready-made tahini
- 4 tbsp ready-made hummus
- 1 tbsp ready-made harissa
- 1 chopping board
- 1 knife
- 1 bowl
- 4 spoons
- 1 tray
- 1 barbecue, either charcoal or gas
- 1 bottle of water for dousing any flames
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Step 2: Prepare the barbecue
If you have a charcoal BBQ light it 30-45 minutes before you plan to cook. It is ready to cook on when there are no more flames and the charcoal has turned white. If you are using a gas BBQ, light it up and turn it to the highest setting. Leave it for 15-20 minutes to heat up.
Step 3: Marinate the chicken
Place the chicken in the bowl and pour the spice-mix on top followed by the olive oil. Then, mix together well until the chicken is completely coated.
Step 4: Barbecue the chicken and the pita
Place both pieces of chicken on the barbecue and grill them for 4 minutes. As the chicken cooks, fat will seep out onto the barbecue causing the flames to rise. Sprinkle over a little water every now and again to prevent the chicken from burning.
When 4 minutes have passed, turn the chicken over to grill the other side. In the last 2 minutes, put the pitta bread onto the barbecue and toast for a minute on each side. When done, remove the chicken and then the pitta.
Step 5: Slice the chicken
Cut the chicken into thin slices.
Step 6: Put the sandwich together
Chop a little bit off one side of the pitta, then insert the knife to open it up. Repeat with the second. Holding the pitta open, add a spoonful of hummus followed by a little harissa to your liking as it's fairly spicy, and add a few pieces of chicken. Next put a little salad on top and finally add a dollop of tahini. Repeat with the second pitta.
Step 7: Serve and enjoy
This dish can also be made with chicken, lamb or beef.