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"A wrap done by Middle Eastern street vendors - the recipe is surprisingly easy, not a lot of exotic ingredients, and good. The most difficult part is cutting the meat very thin! These can also be made with beef or lamb."
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8 h 50 m servings 486 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 32.6 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To make the marinade, stir together 1 cup yogurt, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and vinegar. Stir in the garlic, onion, pepper, red pepper flakes, mace, and salt. Marinate the chicken overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Place oven rack in the top position, and turn oven on to Broil.
  3. To cook, drain the marinade from the meat, and place on a slotted broiler pan. Broil on top rack of preheated oven, turning after a few minutes, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. To assemble the schwarma, spread each pita with a tablespoon of plain yogurt, and layer with onion, tomato, and cucumber. Pile on the broiled chicken, and dress with Ranch dressing.


  1. 36 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I am a Chef/ Manager for a Catering Company and I put this on my Menu to see if it was as good as it sounded..And by the way my Clients were lining up for these lovely little wraps it was a huge...

Most helpful critical review

This meal had a very strange smell and taste. Even the cooking stage smelled strange. We ate it but something got lost in the translation. We are very big fans of Middle Eastern food usually,...

I am a Chef/ Manager for a Catering Company and I put this on my Menu to see if it was as good as it sounded..And by the way my Clients were lining up for these lovely little wraps it was a huge...

I found this very tasty. Next time I make it I will not do it in Pita Bread, I am going to try it with veggies and potatoes or rice. Very nice thank you Irene

This was awesome! It was easy to make and a really nice flavor. I took it easy on the spice in the marinade but only because my husband is not crazy about really hot food. But I added a few d...

These were really great. A tip for slicing the meat really thin: Freeze it first for at least 30 minutes. Makes it much easier.

This recipe for Schwarma was delicious. Not to spicey and so good that my whole family(include little brothers and sisters) were wishing I had made extra. The only change I made was I used home-...

One adjustment... I omitted the Mace. And still...Man .. oh ... man is about all I have to say. It was heavenly. Just like back in the Middle East.

We really enjoyed this, it reminded my daughter of the stuff by the same name she had had in Spain, and she loved it. I think I would rather grill it (we'll try that next time as that's the way ...

Enjoyed this recipe and I made as directed, except used 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce. Since the chicken is marinated so much in advance the meal is a snap to pull together after work. I added chopp...

great taste! I made my own pitas and made more of the "marinade" and used that for my base. Stuffed with lettuce on top and a drizzle of ranch. Delicious!