Chicken Shawarma

This chicken shawarma we made as kabobs for the Healthy Living Community barbecue this year but at home we have been using whole chicken pieces which take longer to cook but I find more delicious. The coconut yogurt is perfect if you aren't doing dairy and 2 teaspoons of astefoeda can be used instead of alliums if you aren't doing those. I like to let my marinade go 3 or 4 days with most meats and this recipe is not exception. You can even marinade and then freeze for another day, which you all know, I love to do. Then you can make 2 or 3 dinners worth in containers ready to take out of the freezer in the morning to cook in the afternoon.

The recipe here is for the oven but you can  easily grill this chicken in whole pieces or in kabob sized pieces on skewers. The grill needs to be watched but as we all know grilled food tastes best! When you can't take time on the grill 90 minutes in the oven makes for an easy dinner.

This chicken shawarma we made as kabobs for the Healthy Living Community barbecue this year but at home we have been using whole chicken pieces which take longer to cook but I find more delicious. The coconut yogurt is perfect if you aren't doing dairy and 2 teaspoons of astefoeda can be used instead of alliums if you aren't doing those. I like to let my marinade go 3 or 4 days with most meats and this recipe is not exception. You can even marinade and then freeze for another day, which you all know, I love to do. Then you can make 2 or 3 dinners worth in containers ready to take out of the freezer in the morning to cook in the afternoon.  The recipe here is for the oven but you can  easily grill this chicken in whole pieces or in kabob sized pieces on skewers. The grill needs to be watched but as we all know grilled food tastes best! When you can't take time on the grill 90 minutes in the oven makes for an easy dinner.

This chicken shawarma we made as kabobs for the Healthy Living Community barbecue this year but at home we have been using whole chicken pieces which take longer to cook but I find more delicious. The coconut yogurt is perfect if you aren't doing dairy and 2 teaspoons of astefoeda can be used instead of alliums if you aren't doing those. I like to let my marinade go 3 or 4 days with most meats and this recipe is not exception. You can even marinade and then freeze for another day, which you all know, I love to do. Then you can make 2 or 3 dinners worth in containers ready to take out of the freezer in the morning to cook in the afternoon.

The recipe here is for the oven but you can  easily grill this chicken in whole pieces or in kabob sized pieces on skewers. The grill needs to be watched but as we all know grilled food tastes best! When you can't take time on the grill 90 minutes in the oven makes for an easy dinner.

Ingredients   Marinade:   1 cups coconut yogurt  1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste  1 tbsp. ground allspice  2 tsp. ground coriander  2 tsp. ground cumin  1 tsp. cinnamon  1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste  6 cloves garlic, minced  1 small white onion, grated or chopped in the food processor     Other:  3 lb. chicken thighs and wings  or  3 lbs of chicken thighs cut into kabob sized pieces (1 inch)+ skewers  Sumac, for garnish (optional)

Ingredients

Marinade:

1 cups coconut yogurt

1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

1 tbsp. ground allspice

2 tsp. ground coriander

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 small white onion, grated or chopped in the food processor

 

Other:

3 lb. chicken thighs and wings

or

3 lbs of chicken thighs cut into kabob sized pieces (1 inch)+ skewers

Sumac, for garnish (optional)

   1- Combine yogurt, pepper, allspice, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic, and the onion in a bowl and stir together.   

 

1- Combine yogurt, pepper, allspice, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic, and the onion in a bowl and stir together.

 

2-Mix in the chicken cover and refrigerate until ready to use. I let mine marinade for 3 or 4 days or freeze until you are ready to use. Give the chicken at least a few hours to marinade at the very least.

2-Mix in the chicken cover and refrigerate until ready to use. I let mine marinade for 3 or 4 days or freeze until you are ready to use. Give the chicken at least a few hours to marinade at the very least.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees while you are putting the marinated chicken on a baking tray with racks for even cooking. Bake for 90 minutes or until brown, crisp and cooked through.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees while you are putting the marinated chicken on a baking tray with racks for even cooking. Bake for 90 minutes or until brown, crisp and cooked through.

(To grill: Build a medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium. Thread chicken on skewers. Grill chicken, turning as needed, until charred and cooked through. about 18 minutes.)

4. Season with sumac and eat with a cucumber salad and cauliflower rice.