One-Pot Tasty Chicken Shawarma

Marinate chicken in a blend of coriander, cumin and cardamom before slow-cooking, and serving with hummus, flatbreads and a home-made chermoula.
One-Pot Tasty Chicken Shawarma
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One-Pot Tasty Chicken Shawarma
May 14, 2019
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 1 hour
Serves 4
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton
PROP STYLING BY Sophia-Maria Eygelaar


For the marinade

1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Coriander Seeds
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Cumin Seeds
4 spinneysFOOD Whole Cardamom Pods, seeds removed
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fine Paprika
1 tsp sumac
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 lemons, zested and juiced
3 cloves garlic, finely grated
4 tbsp olive oil
1.5kg chicken pieces, skin removed

For the chermoula

1 tsp spinneysFOOD Cumin Seeds
125ml olive oil
10g spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
5g spinneysFOOD Fresh Mint, finely chopped
10g spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander, finely chopped
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 cloves garlic
1 green serrano chilli, seeded
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Sea Salt

To serve

250g cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cucumber, seeded and roughly chopped
100g olives, pitted
Hummus, as required
4 flatbreads


  • 1

    To make the marinade, place all the spices in a medium cast-iron pan and toast over a high heat for 2-5 minutes or until fragrant

  • 2

    Combine the toasted spices and onion in a food processor and blitz until smooth

  • 3

    Mix the onion, spices and the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl, add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Season well and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight

  • 4

    Place the marinated chicken in a slow cooker or large saucepan. Cover and cook over a low heat for 1 hour

  • 5

    While the chicken cooks, prepare the chermoula by placing all the ingredients in a food processor and blitzing until combined, but not completely blended

  • 6

    To serve, spread the hummus over the flatbread, add the chicken and the rest of the toppings, and drizzle with chermoula


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