4.47 from 13 votes
Chicken Shawarma Salad
Chicken Shawarma Salad With Garlic Yogurt Sauce
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

This Chicken Shawarma Salad With Garlic Yogurt Sauce is going to blow your mind! A layer of crispy lettuce is topped with a veritable herb garden of tabbouleh and the most amazing marinated chicken you will ever taste. Top it off with the garlic yogurt sauce and a dollop of hummus and just wait for the flavor explosion that will have you coming back again and again.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 644 kcal
Chicken Shawarma
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless and skin less)
  • 1 large onion, sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup fine grind bulghur wheat (if you can't find it then sub in some cooked quinoa)
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 3 cups flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mint, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Garlic Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
To Serve
  • 1 romaine lettuce, finely chopped
  • hummus
Chicken Shawarma
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the spices, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Add in the chicken and onions and give everything a good mix, making sure the chicken is well coated.

  3. If you have time to leave the chicken to marinade then awesome, do that. I never do so I always cook it straight away and it is still fantastic.

  4. Add everything to a baking dish and pop into the preheated oven for 40-45 mins, or until the chicken is brown and crispy on the edges.

  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 mins before cutting it into slices.

  1. Place the bulghur in a small bowl and cover with the boiling water. Cover and sit about 20 minutes.

  2. Add all of the tabbouleh ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.

  3. When the bulghur is done, drain off any excess water and add to the herb and tomato mixture. Toss well to combine.

  4. If you can make this a day ahead of time it will taste even better, just store in the fridge until ready to use. If not then serve when needed.

Garlic Yogurt Sauce
  1. Combine the Yogurt Sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix. Cover and put in the fridge until required. You can keep this in the fridge for about 3 days. 

To Serve
  1. Start with a layer of romaine lettuce, add a big spoonful of tabbouleh, followed by sliced chicken (don't forget to drizzle in the sauce that chicken is sitting in - SO much flavor), a generous drizzle of garlic sauce and a dollop of hummus. Enjoy

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Shawarma Salad With Garlic Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 644 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Potassium 1176mg34%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 5920IU118%
Vitamin C 86.4mg105%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.