February 8, 2021

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma + Yogurt Garlic Sauce

30 minute sheet pan chicken shawarma with garlic yogurt sauce
I’ve been loving sheet pan dinners lately. Especially ones that makes everyone at my table happy. They’re incredibly easy and quick to clean up. This meal comes together in a few easy steps and is bold and flavorful. I like to serve this family style with pita bread or my naan, rice, salad and a delicious garlic yogurt sauce that has a little kick. If you are doing Keto, you can omit the bread or rice and eat as is! Looking for more sheet pan recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in strips
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced on microplane
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 pieces of pita bread or Naan (optional)
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Optional: Sliced pepper, diced cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese

For the Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ serrano finely minced (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, crushed red pepper and salt. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Place the chicken in the bowl, and mix thoroughly to coat the spice mixture onto the chicken.
  • Spread the chicken onto the prepared sheet pan in a single layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked and the edges begin to caramelize.
  • While the chicken is in the oven, prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Remove from the oven and assemble.
  • Place lettuce in each pita or on top of a piece of Naan. Top with chicken and your choice of toppings. Drizzle with garlic yogurt sauce.


  • If you're feeling really motivated, try my homemade Naan recipe!
Keyword 30 minute meal, chicken, healthy, kid-friendly, sheet pan meal

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