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Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma

Recipe is from New York Times Cooking all rights belong to them.
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Turkish

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons juiced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled, smashed, and minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large red onion peeled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare a marinade for the chicken. Combine the lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon and red pepper flakes in a large bowl, then whisk to combine. Add the chicken and toss well to coat. Cover and store in refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours.
  • When ready to cook, heat oven to 425 degrees. Use the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to grease a rimmed sheet pan. Add the quartered onion to the chicken and marinade, and toss once to combine. Remove the chicken and onion from the marinade, and place on the pan, spreading everything evenly across it.
  • Put the chicken in the oven and roast until it is browned, crisp at the edges and cooked through, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to rest 2 minutes, then slice into bits. (To make the chicken even more crisp, set a large pan over high heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, then the sliced chicken, and sauté until everything curls tight in the heat.) Scatter the parsley over the top and serve with tomatoes, cucumbers, pita, white sauce, hot sauce, olives, fried eggplant, feta, rice — really anything you desire.