Chicken Shawarma

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Chicken Shawarma

Images and Recipe by Munchin' with Maddie


For Chicken Shawarma: 

**You could also use about 4 tsp store-bought shawarma seasoning 

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 
  • 1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper 

For Tzatziki: 

  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill 
  • 1/2 large garlic clove, minced (or 1 small clove) 
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cucumber (squeeze out excess liquid) 
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • Salt to taste 

To serve: 

  • Warm naan or pita (pita would be more traditional but i used naan!) 
  • Hummus 
  • Chopped cucumber 
  • Chopped roma tomato 
  • Thinly sliced red onion 
  • Chopped parsley 


  1. Add all chicken shawarma ingredients to a large bowl or bag and combine. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.  
  2. Prepare the tzatziki by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer marinated chicken to Pressure Cooker. Click the “pressure” button and adjust the time to 5 minutes. Once it’s done cooking, let it natural release.  
  3. Shred the chicken with 2 forks. assemble starting with naan or pita, a layer of hummus, chicken, cucumber, tomato, red onion, tzatziki & parsley 

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