Chicken Shawarma with Potatoes


Cook once; eat thrice: this chicken shawarma recipe makes a satisfying single-serving dinner, plus extra chicken, potatoes, and onions that you can use later in the week.

Chicken Shawarma with Potatoes
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 serving


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 12 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes (2 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed

  • Chopped fresh parsley or chives for garnish


  1. Combine lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. oil, garlic, cumin, salt, cinnamon, turmeric, and pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer half the mixture to another medium bowl. Add potatoes, bell pepper, and onion to one bowl; toss to coat. Add chicken to the second bowl; toss to coat. Cover both bowls and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.

  3. With a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetable mixture and the chicken to the prepared baking sheet (discard the marinade). Roast, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender and lightly browned at the edges, 25 to 28 minutes. (Refrigerate half the chicken and half the vegetable mixture for another use; see Associated Recipes.) Garnish with parsley (or chives), if desired.


Associated Recipes: Potato Hash with Sausage & Fried Egg

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
23g Fat
39g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 4.5 oz. chicken + 1 1/4 cups vegetables
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 711mg 31%
Potassium 1453mg 31%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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