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Chicken Shawarma Kebab Salad

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This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.

This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.
Chicken Shawarma Kebab

We obsess with this shawarma recipe, it’s on constant rotation in my house! I often make it with chicken breast like with this chicken shawarma recipe, served with pita and salad. After sharing these Greek Chicken Tzatziki Bowls a few weeks back I was inspired to make them with thighs and turn them into kebabs. They’re a big hit!! Cook this outside on a gas grill, broiler or in the air fryer! If you don’t like dairy, try it topped with tahini or baba ganoush.

How To Make Chicken Shawarma Kebabs

The chicken comes out so juicy and I personally love anything you can eat on a stick. I served it over salad to make it a meal, but if you are having a party and want to serve up some kebabs, these will be a hit!

This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.

This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki. This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.

Chicken Shawarma Kebab Salad

4.98 from 36 votes
7
Cals:284
Protein:29
Carbs:11
Fat:14
This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 salad with 1 kebab

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 Persian cucumbers chopped
  • 1 cup 145 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta the kind that comes in brine, crumbled
  • 4 cups butter lettuce torn
  • 1 cup Skinny Tzatziki from my blog

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken thighs into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, combine olive oil and lemon juice. Whisk until combined.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, cinnamon, red pepper, salt and black pepper and whisk again. Pour the marinade over the chicken making sure it evenly coat (careful it will stain your fingers). Refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-low heat.
  • Thread the chicken pieces among 4 wooden or metal skewers, discarding the marinade in the bowl.
  • Grill the chicken, turning the skewers occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through in the center, about 15 to 18 minutes.To make the salad:
  • For the salad: In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add the cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and red onion and toss to combine.
  • Divide the lettuce between 4 bowls, top with tomato salad, feta and grilled chicken. Serve with Tzaziki for dipping.

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The chicken comes out so juicy and I personally love anything you can eat on a stick. I served it over salad to make it a meal, but if you are having a party and want to serve up some kebabs, these will be a hit!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 salad with 1 kebab, Calories: 284 kcal, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 115 mg, Sodium: 514.5 mg, Fiber: 2.5 g, Sugar: 4.5 g

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59 comments on “Chicken Shawarma Kebab Salad”

  1. Made this last night. By far, one of your best recipes. Chicken was super flavorful, and grilling the chicken made clean up quick and easy.  Thank you for many great recipes. 

  2. Fabulous flavour on the grilled chicken!  The big of vinegarette on the salad was just the right touch.  
    Tzatziki paired well with the chicken.  

    Will be putting this on the menu again.  

  3. Is the chicken something I could make ahead and freeze? My wife is a night nurse and we are always looking for quick healthy meals she can make in the microwave at work.

  4. Loved it it was super tasty. I didn’t make the salad, man was the chicken flavorful and tender and juicy,

  5. Yes, yes and yes. This was divine. I marinated the chicken for 4 hours and it was perfect. I used and indoor grill pan. Will make this again.

  6. SO good!! My husband and I loved it!! Even had Naan bread with it!! Great dinner!! I will definitely make this again!!

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    twyla f morton

    My family LOVED this!! I served it with couscous on the side. It was a hit….even for picky eaters! 🙂