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Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Garlic Yogurt – an easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit.

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Garlic Yogurt – an easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit.
Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarma is perfect over couscous with yogurt and cucumbers as I did here, or try it with rice pilaf, or on a pita. Other sides that would work are tomatoes, tahini, olives, feta, or hummus. Harissa would also work great to add some spice. I made this with chicken breast, but you can also use thighs like I did with this Chicken Shawarma Kebab! Can cook this outside on a gas grill or year round on a grill pan.


I just returned from an incredible 10-day cruise along the Mediterranean on the brand new Carnival Vista, which started in Barcelona and made stops in France, Italy, Turkey and Greece. Now that I’m back, all I’m craving is Mediterranean food! What an experience of a lifetime traveling to Rome, Pisa, Tuscany, Naples, Florence, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Kusadasi, Crete, Rhodes and Athens with my family.

Rhodes, Greece

While in Rhodes, Greece, I purchased these beautiful bowls which originate from Turkey. So I thought it’d be fitting to share this Turkish inspired recipe and serve them in my beautiful new bowls. The food from here was so inspiring, I plan on sharing plenty more recipes from my travels. If you have young kids and think it’s hard traveling through Europe with little ones, my 6-year old did great keeping up with us! On the days she was too tired to come along with us on the excursions in Greece and Turkey, she stayed on board at the kids camp which she absolutely LOVED! She made new friends and even cried when it was time to come home :).

How To Make Chicken Shawarma


Shawarma Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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Shawarma-Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt – an easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit.
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Shawarma-Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

240 Cals 30 Protein 5 Carbs 11 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: Mediterranean
An easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit. It is perfect served over couscous with yogurt and cucumbers as I did here, or try it with rice pilaf, or on a pita.



  • 1 pound 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Garlic yogurt sauce:

  • 7-ounce container 2% Greek yogurt (I like Fage)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish


  • Place the chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in a Ziploc bag.  Pound each breast to an even thickness, about ½-inch thick, being careful not to puncture the bag. Place pounded chicken breasts back into bag and set aside.
  • 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 into the bag with the chicken, massaging it to evenly coat.  Refrigerate and marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  • In a small bowl (or right in the container), combine the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and salt.  Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Over medium-high heat, grill the chicken for 3 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the grill. Turn the chicken and grill an additional 3-4 minutes.  Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes then slice it thinly, across the grain.  Top each breast with 2 tablespoons sauce and a sprinkle of parsley.  Serve.


Serving: 3ounces chicken, 2 tablespoons sauce, Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 208mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 4
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  1. We made this last night and it was delicious! We used store bought tzatziki instead of the yogurt sauce and served on whole wheat pita with sliced cucumbers and a side of asparagus salad (blanched asparagus with lemon juice and feta). Fantastic! marinated the chicken for 3-4 hours. This was an easy and absolutely delicious recipe!

  2. This sounds delicious. I’m wondering what you would suggest in place of the oil? 

  3. Another home run. So good over couscous! Great suggestion.

  4. I have never in my life made something more delicious! This is a must try!! 

  5. Have made this 3 times- it is delicious. I highly recommend 

  6. AMAZING!!!!! I served over 1/2 greens, 1/2 cous cous with sliced cucumber & tomato. I also used fat free Fage yogurt vs 2% and it was great. One of my new favorites!!

  7. Can’t wait to try this recipe!  Our family did the Mediterranean cruise when our youngest son was 15yo.  Wasn’t sure if he’d enjoy it, being a teenager.  Loved it!  I now strongly encourage families to save their money from yearly (or more) trips to Disney World and do this cruise.  The history in Greece alone is worth every penny of the cost of the cruise!
    LOVE your recipes!  Been following since before your first cookbook came out. You are amazing!!

  8. Such a yummy and different dish! Love how it is more diverse food that is still approachable and easy to make. I use already thin sliced chicken breast to save a step. 

  9. Absolutely delicious marinade. I’ve never been able to replicate the flavor profile of shawarma at home until this recipe!

    • This has become a staple in our house. It’s my all-time favorite Skinnytaste recipie. Going to try it vegetarian today with cauliflower and chickpeas in a grill basket instead of chicken. We’ve also started pickeling the red onion beforehand too and love the added zip!

  10. This chicken was excellent.  Only had an hour to marinate but it was full of flavor.  Used a dairy free yogurt, So Delicious plain, unsweetened yogurt and the sauce was so so good.  Paired it with Jasmine rice.

  11. Love this recipe! It’s delicious – incredibly flavorful (but not overpowering) and so easy to make!  It’s going to be a permanent part of the rotation! Thank you, Skinnytaste! 

  12. This is hands down my favorite new recipe (my mom and I have both separately made this twice in one week…that’s how good it is). With a Turkish husband, this is high praise! Will absolutely stay in rotation. Thank you! 

  13. This recipe is in my regular rotation now!  It’s so yummy and flavorful.  I double the recipe and meal prep lunches served with your Mediterranean quinoa.  My husband loves it too.  Thank you!  

  14. One of my all time favorites! I serve it with couscous in a bowl (for my Dad) and my husband likes to make a pita sandwich from all the fixings! The flavors are outstanding! This is definitely something I make often!

  15. Excellent recipes for both the Grilled Schwarma Chicken and the yogurt sauce. We made the recipe with 2 chicken breasts, which is recommended for four. My husband and I had no leftovers. They were small chicken breasts. Absolutely will make this again. We prepped the chicken – flatten and marinate – an hour before grilling. Turned out great. If we have company, I will make this again but prep both chicken and yogurt sauce earlier, just to have more time with company before grilling.

  16. Wow! This is absolutely amazing! Oh my word, so so tasty! Will be a new regular meal for me for sure. Thank you 🙏

  17. So good!! And easy! My chicken took closer to 10 minutes total, but I think that’s because I didn’t pound it thin enough. The flavors are outstanding, and the sauce is good even with 0% yogurt.

  18. This is just a question – has anyone successfully made this with a brand of non dairy yogurt?

  19. This was amazing! So much flavor! Served with a tomato, cucumber salad, couscous, and pita for my kids. Everyone gobbled it up. My husband and oldest debated telling the rest of the family it was terrible and keeping it all for themselves!

  20. One of my new faves!!!!! Used chicken tenderloins instead and just cooked on the stovetop and it was still delish. Served with some cucumbers and sliced red onion over rice. Will be a part of the weekly rotation for sure. Very easy too after the chicken is marinated.

  21. Made this tonight and served with feta cheese, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices and romaine lettuce. Along side some butter/garlic rice. Everything was just amazing. The chicken was over the top phenomenal. Super easy and delicious recipe. 

  22. Fantastic recipe, Gina
    I cooked on my preheated Ninja Foodi grill ( high for 12 minutes) It was so moist and tastey.
    I served it with the cauliflower rice from your chicken biryani (without the chicken)

    I will be making this again, many times. Thanks for your hard work

    Would you please consider a curry cauliflower rice recipe.

  23. This meal was such a delightful surprise! I made it according to the recipe with pita and chopped cilantro. The yogurt, the chicken and I heated and toasted a whole wheat pita.
    Yum! Love 💕 

  24. This was the happiest thing I’ve eaten in a long time. Made with the skinnytaste rice pilaf and thoroughly enjoyed- even my 11 yo picky eater son liked this! I’ll likely make it again this week- I can’t stop thinking about it! Thank you, Gina!!!!

  25. This was so flavorful and good! I’m happy to have found a recipe simple enough that I can make it at home and not have to go to a Mediterranean restaurant. Thank you!

  26. WOW!! Once the first bite hits your taste buds you get all the Awesome flavors you didn’t know you were missing! Definitely definitely doing this again , next time in a big family gathering! 
    This recipe hits all the notes for me flavor wise! 
    I’m Thankfull for running into this recipe! Thank you!!

  27. This was so good! The seasonings came together perfectly for that familiar shawarma taste. The sauce is also delicious and I’m amazed at how well it works with the chicken. I used the 0% Fage as that’s what I had on hand and it worked great. 

  28. This is a delicious recipe! So good it makes you forget it’s figure friendly. I can’t wait to make it again tonight – my chicken is in the fridge marinating!

  29. One of my all time favorite dinners!! Make lots of grilled (charred pretty dark) red onions to go on it… you won’ t be sorry!

  30. I am from Spain.IGreat Mediterranean flavor!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe

  31. This one is a staple at our house.  It is so easy and so delicious, and I’m a picky eater.  I often pair this with a paella recipe in my Mealthy multipot and it’s super easy, super fast, and super delicious.  I just use chicken tenders and throw them in with the rice and cook for 5 minutes.  Yum!

  32. My family loves this recipe!! So great in the summer!

    Question: I love doubling recipes and freezing half another impromptu meal. Any reason I couldn’t freeze the raw marinated chicken for later use?

    Thanks so much for your fun recipes!

  33. So flavorful! Thank you!

  34. So incredibly flavorful! I marinated the chicken overnight. Served it over couscous, with grilled peppers and onions, and tzatziki (Your recipe, naturally!)  I’ve been participating in a Facebook page called “Quarantine Kitchen” where people share recipes and post pictures of their meals made while we’re all socially distanced. I’ve posted several meals that included your recipes and have raved about his delicious they are. I’ve given you credit for your recipes and may have recruited several new followers for you! 

  35. Wow~ this one really knocked it out
    Of the park.  My family loved the flavour if this tender and delicious chicken. We make a dbl batch of the seasoning as we had more ppl.  Kept it exact.  Served over basmati rice with tzatziki.   It was sooo good!  We will definitely be having this again.  Going to make a few batches of the seasoning salt so that next time I just have to add the lemon juice and olive oil.   Highly recommended. 

  36. This was very delicious. The presentation was beautiful too. Definitely going to make this again.

  37. I don’t have a grill…. Should I pan sear it or use the oven? Any suggestions appreciate!!

    • Karen, 
      I’ve used a skillet, grill pan and oven as well as the grill, all with outstanding results. It’ll be delicious no matter which method you go with! 🙂 

  38. Absolutely delicious.    Served over brown rice with tzatziki sauce with grilled onions and beets.  Yum.  

  39. We have made this many times, its one of our favorites! It tastes so fresh.
    We love to serve it over cous cous (we like the boxed garlic and olive oil flavor) with some grilled zucchini…. don’t forget the naan! Making it again tomorrow.

  40. I freakin LOVE this recipe!! I used thighs and cubed them and did them in the air fryer as I don’t have a bbq. I think this might be my new fav Skinnytaste recipe. I served the chicken on barley, which is also my new fav. Thank you so much for this. 

  41. I made this chicken dish and we really liked it….Today I mixed up all the spices, took shells off some uncooked sprimp (31-40 count) put the shrimp in a bowl, sprinkled on the spice mixture – stirred it to get spices on all the shrimp then I sauted in a skillet with a little olive oil….turning it once and it is VERY GOOD.!!! So tasty and a new way to fix shrimp…..

  42. This popped up on my Facebook memories again. So I just had to make it since our Mediterranean restaurant is closed do the covid-19 for a while. I had all the ingredients even the spices so I mixed it up marinated over night, grilled the chicken grilled some naan sliced up some cucumbers and red onions serve the sauce on top of it it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe

  43. Can I make on a charcoal grill?

  44. Wonderful flavor, And I didn’t use the sauce this time. Used Skinny Taste Air fryer and cooked them at 400 for about 7-9 minutes. Pieces of chicken not that big. Marinade is so good, and I didn’t add oil other then a spritz on the chicken with Misto spray. This is a recipe to make again and again. Thank you

  45. This tasted amazing! It was quick, easy, and packed full of flavor. Will be going into the rotation! Thank you for this recipe!

  46. Great flavor!  Picky family loved this dish.

  47. My kids and husband loved this!  A huge hit!! 

  48. The flavors in this dish are just fantastic!  I can’t wait to make it again!  I used 0% greek yogurt (fage) and the yogurt sauce turned out delicious! Had it over couscous with cucumbers and tomatoes with grilled zucchini and onions.  Yum!!

  49. I don’t know much about shawarma, so I had low expectations. This was easy and crazy flavorful. My husband loved it too. We topped it with cucumbers, kalamata olives, tomatoes, feta, yogurt sauce and a squeeze of lemon. Served over couscous. 🤤 

  50. We LOVE this recipe and make it often. I’m wondering, though, if you can make it with different kinds of meats (like beef, for example). I’m planning on making it for a family event, and we have a couple of people who do not eat chicken.

  51. Made this tonight and it was fabulous! There was so much flavor in the marinade. I served it over cauliflower rice, added some chopped cucumbers, sautéed onions, and kalamata olives. Thank you for your healthy and delicious recipes!

  52. Put this over Heather’s Buddha Bowl ( Left out the nuts and avo from the Buddha bowl, so it was 6 Freestyle Points total. Spectacular flavors!

  53. Looks delicious 

  54. Love your posted freestyle points.

  55. This recipe was so delicious…thank you!!

  56. What do in need to do to cook in oven? Temp time?

  57. Can I cook chicken in air fryer? 

  58. This was great! My kids enjoyed it with some rice with carrots and peas mixed in. I didn’t have time to marinate it, so I cut my chicken into cubes, combined spices with lemon juice and olive oil and threw it all in a pan to saute. It was delicious. Thanks, SkinnyTaste! Your recipes are always no-fail.

  59. One of our favourite recipes, it’s amazing and very easy
    Everyone loves it

  60. Thank you for shawarma recipe, I really really like the way you explained it, Me and my family like shawarma when we ate it in asian restaurant so i’m going to try this one in upcoming weekend where we set together once in a week so this will be amazing can you please tell me if i use persian saffron in it ? Because i have purchased saffron in good saffron price that is why thinking to make a twist in it, this will be perfect or not give me some suggestion Also tell me, Is it good to have a shawarma oven to cook food stuff like this.

  61. The best!!  This is my go-to when we have people over for dinner. And without fail, I’m asked for your recipe before they leave.  I can’t send them your link with all the info. 

  62. How long is yogurt sauce good for?

  63. One of my favorite dinners!! So good and healthy

  64. Girl, that first photo looks amazing! Love the grill marks on the onion and the yoghurt and cucumber just make it look so fresh. This is getting made this weekend to be sure! I’m rating it 5 stars because I can already tell it’s a winner (and I’m a good cook so….LOL). Thanks for an excellent recipe!

  65. This was the best and super fast/easy for a weeknight meal! I made with thinly sliced chicken and let marinate overnight. Served with a sliced avocado and roasted brussel sprouts. Husband was so impressed.

  66. I have made this dish a few times and love it. It has great flavor without adding much fat. I highly recommend it.

  67. My whole family loves this recipe, even my kids, 10 and 8. Tonight while we were cooking they made a cooking video and asked to make “Chicken shawarma Monday” a thing!
    Thanks for all your great recipes! (And if you’re ever searching for some junior chefs let me know, lol!)

  68. First off, I am enjoying making your recipes! I would not be considered the cook in my family but everything has been turning out great! Thank you so much! Anyway, I have a shawarma blend that I bought and was wondering how much I could use in lieu of the separate spices. Would a tablespoon be accurate?

  69. Would 0% Fage be suitable?

  70. Do you by chance have the nutritional info that excludes the sauce, just for the chicken alone?? I was calculating it myself and think my numbers are way off… lol. The recipe is delicious btw! Thank you for sharing!

  71. If you were to use tahini with this recipe when would you use it? To marinate or with the sauce? I just bought some and want to add it to something!

  72. Simply incredible. May I know what spices are used to make the curry powder used in chicken marination.

  73. Oh my, made this for dinner last night and it was ridiculously good!!!  The sauce sent it over the top.  My kiddo hates plain Greek yogurt, but he ate it and had no clue.  Ha!  We grilled up bell pepper slices to go alongside and served over brown rice with the cucumbers and red onions.  Huge bowl, low in freestyle points, and absolutely delish.  This dish is going on the yummy list for regular rotation.  ?. Thanks Gina!!  

  74. Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Will definitely make again! Great color (I love colorful food – you eat with your eyes first!), smells amazing, and tons of flavor.

  75. One of our new faves! Amazingly delicious!

  76. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! I actually find it better than a lot of mediterranean restaurants around my area. I ate mine with cauliflower rice and ezekiel pita pocket. I will share this with others!

  77. I just made this using prawns as I’m a pescatarian. I also had to use 0% Fage as that’s all I could find at the shop. I had it with pita and salad and over chips (my nod to naughtiness) and I just cut down the marinade time because of the lemon juice. It definitely satisfied my kebab shop craving. So delicious and so easy to make!

  78. Absolutely delicious!! My husband loved it and so did I. I served it over couscous with the Greek Cucumber Salad someone else mentioned.

  79. I’m rather addicted to this recipe also–SO DARN GOOD!!!! On my regular rotation list!

  80. Gina, I am not getting any of your daily emails, as I have in the past! I have no idea why not….

  81. Had anyone tried this with a Dairy Free Yogurt 

  82. This was delicious! I didn’t have a grill pan so I sauteed the chicken with another teaspoon of olive oil (added a point). I served it over cauliflower rice and with a cucumber/tomato salad. Next time, I’ll marinate a little longer and make a little more marinade as a sauce.

  83. So so delicious. Thank you for this recipe- I will make again and again!

  84. Has anyone tried this in the air fryer?

  85. Made exact as recipe says, was delicious. Cooked some grilled veggies with it oh my gosh such a healthy meal. Replacement BBQ is awesome.

  86. I do not like cumin, is possible to avoid it in the recipe?

  87. My goodness ! What beautiful bowls. Oh, I would love to be able to buy one of them, just gorgeous !!

  88. Made this tonight.  It was delicious!  I used fat free Greek yogurt and I also added some dill to it.  So good! My husband loved it!

  89. This was delicious! The chicken came out so juicy and flavorful (used a grill pan). I served it as shown, with grilled onions, cucumber slices, and roasted garlic couscous from a box. I bet this would be great to make as lunches, as the chicken is probably even good cold/room temperature. 

  90. I also did this for our dinner last night using a grill pan on the stove. I sliced the chicken into strips before grilling, and cooked for the recommended amount of time in recipe (3-4 min). It was excellent! Served with jasmine rice and freshly grilled asparagus. YUM!!

  91. So delicious! Simple and fast, still kinda fancy meal. Made with rice and cucumber.

  92. Thi is one of the most flavourful ways I have ever had chicken….absolutely delicious. The yogurt mixture was a perfect blend.
    We served it over a greek (ish) salad and plain rice…we added green beans for fun. We love this recipe…thank you!!!!

  93. How can I do this without a grill?

  94. Absolutely delicious! I will be making this a lot.

  95. What kind of curry powder do you use? I have a few different types with very distinct flavors

  96. I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! The flavor combination was perfect! I made it along side some grilled cauliflower slices. I’m having leftovers for dinner tonight!

  97. Silly question… curry powder? Is gram masala powder ok? If not, what type of powder do I use? Thanks 🙂

  98. Another fantastic recipe!!!!! We served it over garlic herb couscous. My boyfriend can’t wait to we have it again. thanks!

  99. Easy to make and taste great. Love the yogurt sauce.

  100. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe: my kids love kabobs so I’m considering putting the chicken on a stick on the grill. The lack of Mediterranean kabob recipes on this site is something I just noticed. Gina, I’m counting on you to work your magic and fill that gap! LOL

  101. Is there a non dairy sauce we can serve with this? How about hummus or tahina? Thank you.

  102. Hi. Just started checking out your recipes.  Made this recipe even though I did not have curry powder or cumin.  It was very good!  Husband and son enjoyed it. Will make again.  Thank you!

  103. Recipe is good, DEFINITELY NOT shawarma chicken, has anyone had shawarma chicken here? lol. It tastes like butter chicken/curry chicken. I was pretty upset to find out it wasnt even close to it, when I was excitedly making it, so that was a bit of a downer.

    However, the recipe is still good curry/butter chicken flavor, and I did enjoy the flavor.


  104. Made this last night and it was excellent! I put my chicken over rice and mixed the rice, chicken and yogurt together!!

  105. Hi Gina, thank you for this recipe – it was amazing!!  I have a question about garlic. I know using fresh ingredients is always better, but does using the jarred minced garlic significantly alter the taste?  I tend to use the jarred stuff most of the time because my knife skills are terrible lol. 

    Thanks again!’

  106. I made this tonight and my boyfriend and I both loved it! We will make it again for sure. Thanks!

  107. I made this tonight and it was so much more delicious than I imagined! I added some dried dill to the yogurt sauce and served it with basmati rice. I’ve made so many skinnytaste recipes and have both cookbooks, but this was by far my favorite recipe yet! My husband was also a huge fan. I will definitely be making this regularly.

  108. Delicious and easy to follow directions! Love that freestyle points are calculated! 

  109. This was amazing.  My girls even loved it.   I also grilled a red onion and made couscous.  

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  110. Hi!  If I use nonfat yogurt is it 0 Freestyle points

  111. So good! Made with your cilantro roasted cauliflower and roasted peppers and onions. Great the next day cold too!

  112. This looks great! Has anyone put some of the yogurt with the marinade mixture as well?

  113. Can I do this in the slow cooker?

  114. This has to be in the top 5 all favorite dishes for us. It was tasty, easy and came together easily. Thank You!

  115. This looks great, but can it be made with non-fat Greek yougurt for 0 smart points?

  116. The BEST chicken I have ever made! Absolutely loved ♥

  117. This is Fabulous!  Love, love. Loved it ?

  118. A Blue Bird family has inhabited my grill this April so I sautéed the chicken breasts on the stove in a non-stick pan after marinating the chicken over night. It is outstanding. I know the grill will lend that extra yum but if you cannot get out to the grill yet, don’t hesitate to sauté.

  119. I loved this recipe – and better yet, my sixteen year old son did too!

  120. What a wonderful, flavorful marinade that really tenderizes too. Another keeper. I served it up on a nice platter with all the accompaniments (feta, olives, grilled zucchini, roasted red peppers and couscous) for a dinner with friends and everyone loved it!

  121. How important is the cinnamon to the flavor profile?  I’m allergic so I’m wondering how much leaving it out would change the taste.  Also – is the garlic in the yogurt sauce raw?  Thank you for all you do Gina – I love your recipes!!

  122. Gina,
    We made this recipe tonight and loved it! Served it with grilled naan bread and a Greek salad and it was a hit!

    We are doing a similar cruise this summer and would love to see a post about some of the great places you ate in these ports!

  123. This marinade was MANGNIFICENT!  I made it with a wild boar loin and served it on homemade naan.

  124. My new favorite chicken recipe! Thanks for sharing this!! I love it! I had it with a Greek salad ! ? 

  125. This was so good. Thanks for sharing. Had it with quinoa and it was superb.

  126. I made this tonight, indoors on the broiler because of the weather. It was out of this world. So yummy! Keep up the excellent, delicious work, Gina!

  127. Can’t wait to try this recipe. The bowls are absolutely gorgeous! Have to add them to the list of must-haves when we take our Mediterranean cruise 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  128. We have a Lebanese restaurant near us that serves a VERY similar dish, called Swish Twok, it is our favorite guilty pleasure when we go there. We are sooooooo excited you’ve posted this recipe, as it tastes exactly like our favorite dish! My husband and two teen sons say they could eat this every night! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and love of heathy cooking with us! 

  129. I’m hosting a foreign exchange student from Istanbul and making this tonight for him! That cruise sounds amazing! I’m adding it to my bucket list.

  130. Freakin’ delicious! Had to leave the cinnamon out as I am allergic, and deleted the red pepper flakes. Marinated overnight. Broiled in the oven and like many others I served it with a Levantine salad and pita. Loved it! Thanks for another great recipe that is calorie conscious, satisfying and great for a weeknight. 

  131. Holy moly, this is delicious!!! I marinated for about 6 hours (chicken and yogurt sauce) and added fresh dill to the yogurt sauce. Served it with a salad make up of cucumbers, red bell pepper, red onion and tomotoes. Added more fresh dill and a little pink salt and it was one delicious meal!

  132. Can this recipe be made in the crockpot or instant pot?

  133. So easy and SO flavourful! This is a huge hit in my home. 

  134. The flavors are incredible! Absolutely will make again. AND, it was a hit with the kids! Win-win!

  135. This dish is so easy to put together with things that I had in my pantry already. I made this first last week and am making it again today! I did add chopped tomatoes, sliced persian cucumbers and hummus. I used a grill pan on my stove instead of the outdoor grill and it worked really well. If you’re thinking about making it… Do it! 😉

  136. This is my second time making this recipe. I ended up marinating the chicken overnight. I made the yogurt a day before and I’m glad I did, the garlic took to the yogurt much better and I doubled the garlic cloves. I made saffron rice as a side to the dish. I plan on keeping this recipe in rotation.

  137. We LOVE this dish.  I make it at least once a month.  Even my and somewhat picky daughter loves it too.

  138. Such an outstanding dish! So much flavor! I couldn’t resist adding a little dried mint to the yogurt sauce. Thank you!

  139. This is one of our favorites! Tangy and delicious, and so low in SmartPoints. Next time we’re going to make double the chicken, because it makes great leftovers. I like putting the chicken, yogurt sauce, hummus, and cucumber slices in a Flat Out wrap for lunch.

  140. This isn’t paleo! Yogurt!

  141. This recipe is absolutely fabulous.  It will certainly be one we use over and over again.  Thank you for such a great recipe and website.

  142. I made this and it was SO delicious. I the chicken  over a bed of mushroom quinoa with hummus, and a cucumber, tomato and onion Greek salad.   I turned the sauce into a garlic taziki sauce. It could not have been any better. My husband  has claimed it as his “new favorite”! 

  143. Third fabulous recipe I’ve made from this site, and another keeper! Served it over cauliflower “rice” with a salad of cucumber, pepper, tomato, green onions and parsley dressed with toasted cumin, lemon and a drop of olive oil. 

  144. We are going camping and I’m preparing some meals before we go. Can this be prepared with all the ingredients and then freeze until day of cooking?

  145. This is my all time favorite way to prepare grilled chicken. I make your yogurt sauce and add fresh dill and grated cucumber, then pile it on this chicken and naan bread. I just finished making a big batch of the spice blend so it’s always on hand. Thank you for all your amazing recipes!! 

  146. This was wonderful!  Even better served cold on a salad with cucumber, tomato, onion and yogurt sauce as a dressing.  

  147. This is soooo good! Love the spices and how juicy the chicken is after marinating. Sadly I don’t have a grill, so I just cook the chicken in a frying pan and it still tastes great. Love the yogurt sauce too. I usually make some veggies to go with it, like zucchini.

  148. So Good!! I made this for dinner tonight. Served it with pan roasted onions and peppers in a pita. I used one of the tablespoons of sauce in the pita as well. The other tablespoon of sauce I put on the plate along with pan roasted asparagus, sliced cucumber, zucchini zoodles, and a couple of left over roasted red potatoes. I dipped all of my veggies in it. The mister is a big fan of curry so this was a huge thumb up for him.
    And that sauce – it’s probably going to be put into weekly rotation. So tasty!!

  149. We used precooked shredded chicken, left it to marinade all day, and heated it up for dinner. It was so tasty. No sauce needed. 

  150. This was quick, easy and delicious.  This will definitely be in my summer rotation.  I served it over rice with grilled red onions, cucumber, tomato, feta salad and grilled pita…..thank you Gina.  I am actively doing weight watchers and have lost 15 lbs.  Your recipes have been a lifesaver!

  151. Can you make the sauce without the Greek yogurt? I have made other recipes using Greek yogurt and it gives my husband the worst gas pains :-\

    • Regular yogurt would work – strained if possible. Or sour cream possibly. Or even try cucumber salad dressing.  I add dill to my yogurt – so it’s more like Greek tzatziki. 

  152. I made this tonight and it was AMAZING! I used thighs, no lemon and no chili flakes. It was so flavorful and even enjoyed by my 6 yr old daughter. I marinaded it in the fridge overnight. So yummy!

  153. I love this dish! I made a big batch and cut it into smaller pieces and ate with salad for my work lunches! Delicious.

  154. Messed up the marinade (Totally my fault, reading the recipe on my small phone screen) and put the yogurt in the marinade. It was delicious and I’m going to make the same “mistake” when I make it again! 🙂

  155. So easy and delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and loved it! Used my George Forman to grill up the chicken and served with naan and cauliflower rice. Will def make again. My boyfriend had 3 servings! 🙂

  156. Would this still be ok without the turmeric? Not a fan of that particular spice… Thx!

  157. Do you think thighs would work?

  158. This is soooo delicious! I have made this the last 3 weeks. I made it for some friends and everybody loved it. Do not tweak the recipe as it is not necessary at all. This is a winner!

  159. I am addicted to this recipe! I’ve made it about 10 times since I first discovered it a month ago…no joke! Absolutely delicious 🙂

  160. This is the first Skinnytaste recipe I’ve ever made. It was SO GOOD!! My mom and my 10 yr old both loved it as much as I did. We will be having this again very soon. I can’t get over how much flavor it had. I grilled white onions (because that’s what I had) and served it over brown rice with English cucumber slices and lemon wedges like the picture. Next time we will be adding grilled tomatoes and Greek olives. In the meantime, we will be making other recipes of yours and I’ve ordered your Fast and Slow cookbook.

  161. Can you leave out the garlic…garlic breath lasts on me too long lol!!

  162. made this tonight and it was delicious! my husband and I both loved it. made everything the night before – it was really flavorful and sooo tasty. definitely adding this into our regular rotation!

  163. This was fantastic! No leftovers. This will definitely be on my summer weekly rotation. 

  164. Gina – This marinade is exactly like one my mum used to prepare – which I never got the recipe for – and she passed away last year. I made it tonight and it nearly brought a tear to my eye. I had to make it with thighs just like she did… and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you <3

  165. I found this recipe to be the perfect accompaniment:

  166. I only marinaded 45 min & it was great!!! Served with roasted garlic couscous from box & grilled red onions with fresh cucumber. Will for sure make this again, it was delicious & my kids liked it too. Thanks!

  167. Big hit in our house! I served it with rice pilaf with almonds. I did a cucumber, tomato, red onion salad with dill, lemon juice and a little olive oil and served it on top of the rice with the super yummy chicken and yogurt.  I didn’t have time to marinade over night just did the minimum (45 mins) and it was still tasty!

  168. I made this for dinner tonight on my grill pan and it was good. I served it with grilled red onions and roasted cauliflower.

  169. Holy chicken – this was fantastic! Made it last night and both the bf and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Served with some quinoa and roasted Brussels sprouts. Yum! Accidentally added 2 TBSP of lemon juice to the yogurt- still came out delish. Love that you include the WW SP to help me plan. I’ve loved all the recipes I’ve made from your blog! Thank you for sharing healthy and DELICIOUS food!!

  170. Thank you for your lovely recipes, Gina. I am 63 years old, love to cook, and need to loose 15-20 lbs. I drive to another town, and take care of my 2 grand daughters 2 times a week. One of those days, I make a complete meal for my hubby, mother and I, and also my son’s family who I sit for. I just got everything ready to make this dish. The yogurt sauce tastes amazing and I am going to cook the chicken in about an hour or so. I will take the chicken cold to their house and they can rewarm or eat it cold.  I looked through your website today and honestly didn’t see anything that didn’t appeal to me. Such recipes you have come up with!
    It just hit me today….. why do I go anywhere else looking for recipes, when yours are calorie and health friendly, timely, and easy enough for most anyone to make?  What a talent you are!

  171. What’s your go-to curry powder?

  172. I’d like to make this in the winter and won’t have access to a grill of any sort. Could I bake it in the oven? If yes, what temp/for how long?

    Shawarma is my favorite food so I really look forward to trying this!

  173. I’ve made this many times and love the flavors. I was thinking about making it in the InstantPot, which could make it almost a hybrid of pulled chicken and shawarma. Any thoughts?

  174. I marinated the chicken overnight and served the dish as pictured in the recipe. Incredibly delicious! This will go in my rotation. Thank you for another outstanding recipe!

  175. Delicious! I added some harissa and roasted red onions on the side, I’ll definitely be making this again! 

  176. Made this with some rice pilaf and a fattoush salad. Shockingly, even the pickiest eaters in my house were happy. Which is great, since I love shawarma.

  177. Don’t have access to a grill-can I roast it?

  178. Made this tonight. I’ve loved just about every one of your recipes I’ve tried (and I’ve made a large number of them), but this one has to be in my top 3 favorite and will go into frequent rotation in my meal plans! 

  179. This was amazing! I used Penzey’s Turkish seasoning mix instead of most of the spices listed(they keep sending me free jars), and added the cinnamon and turmeric to it. I served it exactly the same as you did in the photo except with sautéed cauliflower rice instead of couscous, and some grilled tomatoes from my garden. The yogurt sauce totally pulls the whole meal together. Husband rated it 10/10, and we will be putting this in our regular rotation. Thanks so much for sharing yet another delicious recipe.

  180. Made this for dinner this week.  I followed the recipe exactly and served it just as you did here… with couscous, cucumbers, and grilled red onions.  It was a huge hit!  The sauce was delightful and complimented the flavors of the chicken perfectly.  We all agreed that I should keep this one in the rotation.  Thanks, Gina!

  181. This was absolutely amazing! I made this last night and served it with basmati rice. Definitely family approved. My two 2-year boys devoured it with ZERO coaxing!! My husband, who can be very picky, switched out his lunch for the next day with these leftovers instead. I’m just sad there weren’t any leftovers for me! 🙁

  182. Delicious! Wonderful combination of flavors. Served with couscous, cucumber, onion, tomato, scallions, cilantro, and sriracha. Looking forward to the leftovers!

  183. Very excited to try this tonight!!!  Hopefully will be a hit with the husband and kiddo!  

  184. This is SO GOOD!  I just had it for dinner and had to literally push my husband off of the leftovers so I can have them for lunch tomorrow! We put the chicken in a whole wheat pita with some slaw made with lemon juice, olive oil and feta. Magic.  The flavor is so good!

  185. Just finished eating this for supper. Wow! Literally the best, most flavourful chicken I’ve ever made. I made it exactly as described and it came out perfectly and the whole family loved it . Thanks Gina for such an amazing recipe. I will definitely be making this again!

  186. Making this for the 4th time tonight.. Love it so much!!

  187. Absolutely fantastic! The garlic yogurt ended up spicier than the chicken…will definitely make this again. I served it with grilled sweet potatoes and garlic naan. Keep the recipes coming! 

  188. I’m going the cruise in October. So excited!  I’d love any advice!!!

  189. Delicious!! Don’t have a grill but made them in a really hot pan and it worked great.  Thanks for this good recipe! 

  190. Made this last week, left the chicken to marinate for several days it was amazing!  More like this one please!

  191. Oh my goodness!  I saw this recipe and knew I had to make it.  You NEVER steer me in the wrong direction.  And what makes it better is the story behind it!  I booked my Carnival Vista cruise almost two years ago and my husband and I were just taking this morning about how it is just six months away!  Looks like you had a great time!

  192. Made this for dinner tonight!!! It was awesome! I added some onion powder and a tablespoon tahini to the sauce and paired it with cucumbers, grilled red peppers, and some grilled onion like in the picture! This is about to become a staple recipe that I will make often!!! Thanks Gina!

  193. Just made this on the weekend. VERY YUMMY! My chicken was a bit dry…maybe I over-grilled it a bit, but the yogurt sauce compensated for that 🙂

  194. My husband and I had this last night with basmati rice, toasted garlic pita bread, mixed greens and home made tzaziki and it was delicious. I would definitely make this again and maybe add a Greek salad as a side. Delicious! Thank-you for the recipe. We did it in the broiler but next time I want to try the grill :).

  195. Eating this right now and the spices on the chicken are wonderful!

  196. Hi Gina! This looks delicious! Just wanted to let you know, those who follow a Paleo lifestyle do not consider Greek yogurt to be Paleo (no dairy!). They could sub with homemade mayo with lemon juice added or just leave it off to be safe.

  197. This was so good! Marinated overnight and it was just lovely!

  198. Made this tonight.  One of my favorite recipes that you have done.  Delicious!

  199. This recipe was absolutely delicious! We loved the chicken and the yogurt sauce was a great complement to the dish. I added dill to the yogurt sauce. I served the chicken over cous cous and added diced tomatoes and cucumber to which I added a little salt and dill. The whole dish was yummy. Thanks.

  200. I know, time is flying!!!

  201. Fantastic! So delicious and moist. I made this using boneless skinless chicken thighs. Marinated the meat for about 12 hours. 

  202. Made this – and as per usual, fabulous!! Love your recipes @skinnytaste! Adding this to the summer grilling repertoire!

  203. We made this dish last week and I can’t wait to try it again this week. The flavor of the spices and combination of flavors left me wanting more. The cool cucumber and garlic yogurt sauce and chicken oh my! This is now on my top 3 list of favorite recipes!! I did make it with cous cous but decided not to next time the dish doesn’t need it and why have the extra calories. I did eat it with a mini naan bread vs. the pita, delish! Perfect fish for summer! Thanks Gina!!

  204. Do you have a GF recipe for falafel? i searched but couldn’t find one. I have tried many of your recipes…delicious! 

  205. Fabulous, as are all the recipes I have tried so far!  SO quick and easy – I made this on a Saturday and marinated the chicken in the morning for the evening meal, but in future I’ll prepare the marinaded chicken the night before and cook it on a weeknight – the actual cooking took less than ten minutes, perfect for after work!  The flavours were sensational.  I used low fat natural yoghurt in the sauce as it’s what I had in the house but the lemony yoghurty tang combined with the spiciness (not heat, just flavourful spices) of the chicken was AMAZING.  I tried to get away with using half a pack of chicken after making the chicken with leeks and sun dried tomatoes the previous night (also delicious, obviously) but next time I’ll make plenty more as there were noisy demands for seconds!

    Gina you have opened my eyes to a whole new world of cooking.  We’re not trying to lose weight particularly but we would like to be a bit healthier.  Mainly I am just trying to find something a bit different; I grew up in Ireland and most of my stock recipes revolve around stews or roasts – both of which I am still crazy for but aren’t really suitable for the hotter summer of the English south coast where I now live.  Your website has genuinely revolutionised the way I am cooking in these summer months and has provided a huge amount of inspiration.  Your recipes are so easy, and more importantly are generally super quick, in a way that is viable for someone who comes home hungry and tired after a full day at work and wants something speedy, delicious, nutritious and which doesn’t contain a ludicrous amount of ingredients that mean a post-work trip to the shop before even considering the actual cooking.  Sorry to gush, just genuinely very grateful.  Please keep it up!

  206. This was so delicious. I’ll definitely be making this again and again.

  207. This was AWESOME!!  My boyfriend and I have a Lebanese restaurant where we love to go eat, and I always order the shawarma.  It’s nice to have a recipe to recreate my favorite dish at home!  

  208. I made this with pork instead and it turned out great! The whole family loved it!

  209. I made this last night and it was outstanding, so flavourful and fresh!!! I know I will be making it again.

  210. This might be your best recipe yet!   I made it on Saturday night and have been craving it every day since.  Thank you for sharing!

  211. This was fabulous. I have the whole family making it too.
    We love your recipes, keep them coming!

  212. This was fabulous!  I served this in a pita with salad.  I did add turmeric and curry to the yogurt sauce only because I love those flavors and wanted more of it.  This recipe is a keeper!

  213. I’ve made this recipe twice already. It’s become a favorite for my husband and me! Thanks so much for sharing. This is so flavorful and great leftover and cold on a salad. 

  214. Fabulous, this went down a treat with family and friends last week with requests to have it again as soon as possible! Guess what we’re having for dinner tonight! 

  215. We just got back yesterday from sailing on the Vista the past two weeks and loved Kusadasi! Super excited to make this recipe this week to reminisce about our time in the Mediterranean! ?

  216. Made this, yummy and easy.  However, we’ve become so use to the spiciness of your recipes that we wished the chicken was kicked up a notch.  🙂  More red pepper flakes?  Something else we could add?  Or maybe I had too much lemon juice…

  217. This was delicious. My hubs to be absolutely loved it. He told me that this is what made healthy eating tolerable. Thanks!

  218. Made this last weekend and I’m totally making it again this weekend!! I cannot wait, my husband and I adored this dish and I honestly can’t wait to have it again! Thanks for the spice combination, the marinade is so on point!! Amazing recipe!

  219. Looks like the points + info is missing, any chance it’ll be added?

  220. I made this for dinner tonight – it was AMAZING. Served with couscous, cucumber, and grilled onion.  Seriously so good.  I had non fat yogurt I needed to use up so I used that and it was still delicious.  Also, I didn’t realize I had to marinate until it was like 30 min before dinner needed to be done so I only let everything marinate for a few minutes and it was still amazing.  I’m sure marinating it would have really made the flavors come through even more though.

    Gina – I am obsessed with you! I’ve been following your blog and I have your cookbook – I use your cookbook/blog EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.  No exceptions – and not just because they are healthy – they are the most delicious meals I’ve ever made/eaten.  You’re amazing! I already preordered your 2nd book and I CANNOT wait until October.   I get your cookbook as a gift for everyone.  Mine is all tattered and worn but that’s how you know a cookbook is loved right? 😉  NEVER stop Gina!! You are changing the way so many people live. My husband and toddler eat everything! Okay, I’ll stop gushing now. Thank you again!

    • Thank you Ashley, I can’t tell you how happy that makes me!!! And yes, I love to see my cookbook tattered and torn 🙂 So sweet of you to let me know here in the comments! Hope you enjoy the next book!

  221. Made this last night and wow, this recipe was so easy and full of so much flavor. Love this recipe!

  222. I made this for dinner last night and my husband and I loved it! Served with couscous and naan bread and made tazaki instead of the garlic yogurt. I will make this one again for sure. Thanks for the recipe!

  223. Love this idea but i see cucumber and onion in the pic but no mention in the recipe?

  224. I made this for dinner last night for my husband and toddler. It was SO EASY to pull together and it was such a HIT! The flavors are fantastic! My son isn’t usually a fan of chicken breast but he kept asking for more!

  225. Hi Gina – I’ve been following your recipes for a while now and made this dish last night. I marinaded the chicken overnight. I made the garlic sauce and served the chicken with the sauce, cous-cous and a side of chopped tomatoes and cucumber. It was absolutely delicious, I couldn’t fault it. Will definitely be on my list of favourite chicken recipes. Thanks again.

  226. Your trip sounded awesome! The recipe was extremely good. Great spices and very easy to put together early. Then have very little to do later. Thank you!! It was a very enjoyable dinner!

  227. Our favorite Shawarma/falafel place is a pain to get to and definitely not as light as this recipe. I can’t wait to try this!

  228. Hi Gina!

    Can you tell us what brand of curry powder you are using? The curry powders I see at the supermarket are usually yellow, however, your marinade had a gorgeous orange-y color. Maybe I’m just looking at the wrong one? Would appreciate your recommendation! 

  229. Oh holly!!! I just did the recipe and my husband and I had a marvelous meal!! 
    Thank you for sharing ????????????

  230. THIS WAS AMAZING! You continue to inspire me to cook more and are an integral part of my weightloss journey. Thank you! Looking forward to the new cookbook!

  231. Just made this last night and it was amazing!!! My picky 8 year old, who only eats popcorn, put it in his top 5!! So yummy!!!!! 

  232. This was absolutely delicious!!

  233. Absolutely the BEST recipe I have ever made.  It is so delicious that I can’t wait to make it for friends and family.  Thank you!!

  234. We made this last night and it was phenomenal. I might slightly reduce the salt next time, perhaps reduce the oil, and swap the 2% yogurt for nonfat. The only reason for the latter two swaps is to save points. My husband (non-WW) asked if we could have this again. 

  235. Made this tonight for dinner. It was great! Can’t wait to have the leftovers this week for lunch!

  236. Made this last night, it was fantastic!!

  237. What a coincidence, going on the same 10 day Vista cruise in June – any suggested excursions? How was the boat?

  238. Oh, Gina, sorry to hear you visited Barcelona, my hometown! I would have loved to show you around! Anyway, I hope you had a great time here and got to try some of the authentic food of the city…

  239. Delicious! The only thing I changed was that I added more garlic. Will definitely make again! Two thumbs UP. (I would also recommend it with a light, crisp white wine–maybe even a rose?) 

  240. Just made this for dinner. Delicious and easy. I served it with sautéed fresh spinach from my garden.  Awesome.

  241. Hey Gina. Should I use non-fat greek yogurt or other yogurt? 

  242. This was incredible!  I served it with toasted pita, quinoa, hummus, tomato, cucumber, red onion and pickles.  The flavors are amazing, and the greek yogurt sauce is a must.  Thank you for all the wonderful recipes and for making my weight loss/maintenance journey so much tastier!  

  243. Gina, I made this recipe tonight, my fiance and I loved it! Such a great idea for a hot day out. Keeping this one on the rotation!

  244. This was REALLY awesome!  Hubby gave it two thumbs up!  

  245. Made this tonight, it was so amazing

  246. Made this chicken last night and it was very flavorful! The grownups had it on salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and stuffed grape leaves and the kids had it with cous cous. Everyone was pleased. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  247. Love your new bowls!! This recipe looks and sounds amazing! This will definitely be on the menu in the next week.  I, personally, love your ethnic recipes and they are definitely worth the time and effort (which really isn’t a lot of effort). I guess one could always grab a chicken breast, dump a can of processed soup on it and call it a meal. However, my family and I prefer all the amazing flavors you add with all the ingredients –  including the “non-dieting” family members!  Thank you so much, Gina!

    • Thank you! I love to hear things like that!

    • I agree completely Lisa!

    • Honestly, I was surprised about the comment about ethnicity/ingredients/effort! My family loves everything I’ve made, and I think compared to other recipe websites these seem pretty user friendly.  I’m not an exotic chef by any means, and I have everything needed for this recipe in the house right now–just subbing fat-free yogurt for 2%. And the Korean beef and rice bowls? A family favorite, just needed the Korean sauce which was easily found in my usual ShopRite! Keep ‘me coming–my coworkers look forward to seeing what I have for lunch every day, usually leftover Skinnytaste dinner–and they can’t believe I eat such beautiful food AND have lost 25 pounds!

  248. Love the diversity of your recipes. It definitely keeps thinks interesting and flavorful. Thank you!

  249. Gina this was fantastic. So good. My daughter liked it too so I’ll be making some more today.

  250. This will be dinner tonight:) 

    Congratulations on your new cookbook. I’ve already preordered it on Amazon! Skinny taste is my go-to all the time!!! Thanks xo

  251. I made this last night. It was SO good!!! Both my bf and I loved it! So flavorful and healthy. I’ll be making this often for sure!

  252. Too many ethnic recipes with too many ingredients….especially. The Korean…good taste but not worth the time & effort…I have your cookbook….

    • Perhaps you need to stick with an American regional cookbook/blog. The rest of us are having fun!

    • Made this for dinner last night and it was great! I served mine with a couscous tabouli and salad. A great summer meal. Thanks!!

    • “Ethnic” foods tend to be less calorie dense, so on a blog called Skinny Taste, it kinda makes sense. And all these ingredients are pretty basic spices for even a moderately stocked home pantry. What a pointless comment.

    • It’s a free website with amazing content. Thank you, Gina, for the amazing recipes & giving me the courage to branch out & try new & amazing dishes!! 

  253. Lived in Saudi Arabia for two years. This was a favorite food at the market. Happy memory foods! Thank you for showing me how to duplicate it. They put it on pita bread with French fries, sounds weird but it was good. 

  254. Good morning Gina,

    Can you give me a suggestion what to serve along (2 sides) with this chicken? I see a cucumber salad which is easy however my family does not like grilled onion? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    Do you mind responding to my email address? THANKS


  255. Now that is the kind of cruise I could go for.  Sounds amazing, as does this recipe.  Thank you so much.  Love your blog, the pictures, and believe it or not, your font!

  256. Looks great and will definitely make. Your trip sounds amazing and I love the bowls!
    I pre-ordered your new book yesterday, it seems a long time until October.

  257. Gina, this just might be your best recipe yet! I’m trying to stick to a Mediterranean “diet,” and this fits in perfectly. I’m going to make it tonight! Thank you!

  258. Made this tonight. Mixed reviews. My son and I loved it. My husband said it was ok. I was kinda surprised. These are flavor she usually loves. I’m going to blame it on the cold he’s just getting over.  I will be making it again

  259. Hi Gina, I was wondering if you have a recipe for some whole wheat savoury muffins that are low fat? I liked the idea of your Asiago scones but they are not 100% whole wheat and I like the convenience of muffins to pop in lunch boxes. 

    Thank you for your help, I love your blog and appreciate how much thought you put into your recipes so they are both healthy and delicious.


  260. I don’t have access to a grill.  How would you suggest cooking this?  Do you think it would work on a Foreman Grill?  If so – how long should I cook it ?  Thanks for your great recipes!

  261. That looks amazing! I’m trying to make more vegetarian and seafood dishes at home lately. Could I use fish for this?

  262. This was delicious! Thanks!!

  263. Love your pictures & your new bowls. Still jealous about your cruise though!! Ha!! I’m looking forward to trying this new recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  264. I would check the lead content on those bowls before using them.  You never know what materials are used in other countries.  Not all countries have the level of control and safety.

    • Great point, Debbie. Much of the enameled serviceware from the Pacific Rim has dangerously high lead content as well.

  265. Wow, the food looks incredible. But so does the trip! And seems reasonably priced. Would you recommend it? Was it hard going to so many places and only staying a day?

    • Jocelyn, that’s the way cruising is. You have to enjoy being on the boat as well, because you won’t really be able to explore a port’s country. It’s a nice way to get an overview so as to return to your favorite spots later by land to see more of it. But not
      for everybody.

  266. I seriously just searched your website for shawarma yesterday!  Making this next week for sure!  

  267. I’m going to Athens and Santorini in a month…must try and make this!  

  268. Oh my goodness this sounds AMAZING! I’ve been on the hunt for new grilled chicken recipes and this sounds perfect!