Wait a Minute! Don’t Buy Shawarma Anymore, Make it at Home Instead!

The rotisserie chicken shawarma is one of India’s popularly consumed dishes. You can find it in every nook and corner of Delhi and elsewhere in India. It is one of the many dishes brought to India by the Turks.

The authentic chicken shawarma roll is made with the goodness of boneless chicken pieces, onions, garlic cloves, mayo, and other sauces rolled into traditional bread – khubz or kuboos. The use of fresh vegetables for the recipe makes it all the more delicious. The shawarma is served hot at many food stalls all across India. However, it was modified with time as it travelled the world.

With Licious, finding the perfect match for all your recipes is now easy. The rotisserie chicken recipe can be made with boneless chicken pieces that are readily available on our website.

What is Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma?

Although the rotisserie chicken shawarma is not the typical one you can find everywhere, it is still very delicious and flavourful. The authentic taste of the rotisserie recipe originated in Turkey during the late 18th century.

It was also known as shewerma or shavarma back then. Initially served as a sandwich with meat or chicken pieces, it was later combined with various herbs and spices to yield the desired product. In India, it was served in flatbreads like roti or paratha with chicken pieces combined with mayo sauce, green chillies, onions, and other ingredients.

After the dish gained popularity in the Middle East, the US and UK residents also took equal interest in this recipe. That’s how it got the modern touch to it.

The rotisserie chicken shawarma recipe uses an authentic Turkish recipe combined with the modern cooking method borrowed from the United States.

The chicken pieces are marinated with various spices and herbs to make them more flavorful and juicy. Afterwards, they are combined with vegetables (some pickled) as per your liking. The chicken pieces are then grilled to make them all the more luscious.

Boneless Chicken Thigh

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We have different cuts depending on your need – boneless, curry cuts, biryani cuts & more. Our chicken is temperature-controlled to maintain freshness and cut & cleaned by experts for convenience.

Additionally, all our meats are passed through 150+ safety & quality checks and are free from antibiotic residue and hormones. 

Print Recipe
Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Recipe
The rotisserie chicken shawarma is easy to make at home. Say goodbye to fast food corners and restaurants when you can get the authentic taste at home.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
  1. Firstly, you need to prepare a marinade for the chicken. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and chilli flakes. Mix them well.
  2. Coat the chicken with the marinade and keep it in the refrigerator for 1-12 hours.
  3. When the chicken is ready, preheat the oven to 220°C. Remember to set it to rotisserie mode. Slide each chicken thigh onto your skewer, and place it in the oven.
  4. Cook the chicken for roughly 30 minutes. The continuous turning will ensure the meat is cooked evenly and browned well.
  5. When done, let it cool for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now, slice it into various pieces.
  7. To assemble your shawarma you will need flatbread (any you like), pickled veggies like carrot, onion and chillies, sliced fresh onions, and garlic sauce (can be substituted with mayo), french fries.
  8. Add all the ingredients to the flatbread along with the chicken, roll and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks

Do not overcook the chicken pieces otherwise, they will be dry.

If this got you craving for some chicken at home, use this rotisserie chicken shawarma recipe. Make sure to share your version of the recipe with us on Instagram using #MadeWithLicious!

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