Saturday, July 17, 2021

Grilled Chicken Shawarma



I found this packet of Shawarma seasoning in our local Asian grocery store and then went in search of a recipe.  I found this on the blog The Spice House.  It's perfect for when you've had your fill of hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecued chicken but still want to grill.  It makes a lovely light dinner when it's too hot to cook.

For the Chicken

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 tsp. Shawarma seasoning

3 to 4 tbs. plain yogurt

juice of 1 lemon

For the Garlic Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)

juice of half a lemon

3 to 4 cloves minced garlic 


Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the Shawarma seasoning.  Place in a plastic zip lock bag or a bowl.  Add lemon juice and yogurt.  "Squish" the chicken in the bag to distribute the marinade.  Marinate in the fridge for two to three hours.


While the chicken marinates, mix the garlic sauce.  Add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and mix well.  Refrigerate.


 Grill the chicken over direct high heat until slightly charred and cooked through.  Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces.


Warm pitas.  Fill with chicken and shredded lettuce and tomato and drizzle with garlic sauce.



It's Here--A Fatal Footnote--Book #2 in the Open Book Series 

Writer-in-residence Penelope Parish will need to use every trick in her quaint British bookshop to unravel a murderous plot that threatens to ruin a ducal wedding.

The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Upper Chumley-on Stoke has all the makings of a fairy tale, complete with a glowing bride and horse-drawn carriage. But it wouldn't be much of a story without a villain, and as American Gothic novelist Penelope Parish is coming to learn, happy-ever-afters are as fraught in this charming British town as they are in her books.

When the Duke's former girlfriend is found murdered at the reception it's up to Penelope and her newfound family at the Open Book bookshop to catch the killer before they strike again.



Murder in the Margins has everything: England * Charming town * Book shop * Writer-in-residence * Royalty * Cute detective * Murder!



The plot thickens for American gothic writer Penelope Parish when a murder near her quaint British bookshop reveals a novel's worth of killer characters.


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  1. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love shawarma! Thanks for this great idea, Peg. Hugs.

  3. Now you have us all looking for this spice mix!

    1. You can make your own--there are any number of recipes on the web--but this was a great shortcut!