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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shawerma Chicken Wraps

This is as a homemade American version of the Middle Eastern shawerma sandwich. This is my mom's recipe and it is always a great hit for dinner parties. Shawerma sandwiches are a very popular street food in the Middle East, and they are made with chicken or lamb. The Greeks have a similar version called 'gyro' and the Turks also have a version of shawerma called 'donner'.


Depending on the size of the chicken and how much mixture is used in each wrap, these should make about 15-20 large sandwiches. I slice them in half for a total of 30-40 pieces.

-1 rotisserie chicken, remove skin and bones and shred chicken
-1 tablespoon coriander
-1 tablespoon paprika
-10 tablespoons mayonnaise
-5 garlic cloves, crushed
-15-20 dill pickles
-15-20 flour tortillas
-3-4 tomatoes, sliced (optional)

-Mix shredded chicken with coriander and paprika.
-By hand or in a blender, whisk mayonnaise and garlic cloves together.
-Spread about 1/2 tablespoon garlic mayonnaise on a flour tortilla. Spread out 1/3 cup chicken. Place a dill pickle in the middle of the tortilla.
-To wrap, fold the right and left side of the tortilla into the middle. Then fold over the top and bottom of the tortilla. (In other words, wrap burrito style).
-Bake for 20 minutes in a preheat oven at 400 degrees. Remove when the tortilla has started to brown.
-Slice and serve with tomato wedges!

These freeze very well. Freeze after wrapping and bake when ready to eat.


  1. Thanks for posting this habibty!!!!! Yay i cant wait to make them :) btw i LOVE your blog i refer to it very often :)

  2. Thanks Amira! I'm glad you liked them, especially since they take like 5 minutes to make!

  3. man i love this recipe nothing beats it ever. i love when you bite into the sandwich and the pickle juice bursts into your mouth, combined with the creamy garlic sauce and the crispy tortilla. YUM

  4. Last night's dinner was amazing thanks to these tasty sandwiches! Total cost to make 12 wraps was less than $10, which is what I would have paid for 2 of them at a local restaurant! Not to mention that these ingredients were adjusted to our taste buds (extra extra garlic sauce plus more on the side to dip!)The rotisserie chicken is a huge time saver, I always pick one up when I got to costco and find a different way to use it