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Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries (Video!)

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These Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries are the perfect Friday night dinner. Drizzled with a copy cat toum (aka Lebanese garlic sauce) and topped with pickled turnips, you won’t have to head to your neighbourhood restaurant for a taste of shawarma!
Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries
These Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries are going to be the death of me. Seriously. You know when you make something and it just turns into one of your favourite new meals, and then it becomes pretty much the only thing you eat for a little while?

Is that just me?

My family and I have a little joke running about my cooking abilities and my dad’s ability to enjoy some of my homemade meals. We often end up eating some of the food I shoot for the blog for dinner a few times a week (duh!!!), so we end up eating a lot of what he would consider “exotic”, trendy things like Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls, Thai Red Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls and Butternut Squash Gnocchi.

Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries

Did I mention we eat out of bowls a lot?

Or that my dad much prefers meatloaf or pizza to many of what I would say are my restaurant-worthy creations? (Hahahahaha yeah right, get over yourself Tay!)

Well, whenever I do happen to make something that is just a bit too spicy for him, or has unique flavourings and spices he isn’t used to, he is always gracious despite his uncertainties. This is a typical conversation between the two of us:

“So…how was it?”

*Gives a cringing smile*

“It was….tasty.”

Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries

And then we all laugh because we know what he’s really thinking, and he’s just too nice to say it. Well, I mean, he’s not the one cooking, right?

Though they aren’t exactly Terry-approved, these Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries are my go-to when I’m craving takeout. And I should add that my mom and brother love them. That should count for something.

Right?

Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries

Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries

I should warn you that the toum recipe I’ve given here (aka the most delicious sauce on the planet, Lebanese garlic sauce) is totally a lazy white people version. There’s mayo in it, it’s not at all authentic.

But it sure is good, and it’s far easier than trying to emulsify vegetable oil into the frothy, creamy deliciousness that toum is, at least when you’ve been working all day and you’re just too tired to do anything.

However, if you are looking for a weekend project and have some spare time, I highly recommend that you try to whip some up – Tori Avery‘s got a great guide if you’re unsure of where to start. I honestly just let the professionals do it though and cheat by stopping by my local shawarma shop hehe.

Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries

Well, we’ve come to the end of the recipe my dear friends! Be sure to watch the video above if you’re looking for step-by-step instructions on how to make these – if you love shawarma, these are a must!!!

But seriously, let me know if you end up making these Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries! If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on InstagramTwitterFacebook or in the comments – I’d love to see what you come up with!

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Copy cat Lebanese garlic sauce
Chicken Shawarma
Course Entree
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Copy cat Lebanese garlic sauce
Chicken Shawarma
Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. In a small, glass, oven-safe dish toss chicken with all shawarma ingredients. Let marinate for 10-15 min then bake in oven for 18-20 min. If you're in a rush and want to cook the chicken while the fries are baking, skip the oven step and cook them in a large frying pan over med-high heat for 10-15 min until cooked through. I find the chicken isn't as juicy or tasty this way but it will save you 20 min!
  3. Remove chicken from oven (if applicable) and preheat oven to 450 F. Bake crinkle cut fries on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10 min per side.
  4. In the meantime, prepare veggies and garlic sauce.
  5. Mix mayo, lemon juice and garlic together in a medium-sized bowl. If you want extra creamy garlic sauce, be sure to puree in a personal blender or Magic bullet.
  6. Remove fries from oven and top with chicken, turnips, tomatoes, red onion, parsley and drizzle with garlic sauce. Enjoy!

Loaded Chicken Shawarma Fries

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth (OMG! Yummy)
    October 28, 2016 at 11:49

    I’m just going to call these Middle Eastern nachos! Love it!

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      Taylor Stinson
      October 28, 2016 at 15:21

      That would be such a great name for them! haha thanks Beth!!

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    Mahy
    October 30, 2016 at 09:07

    Oh My!! Shawarma never looked so GOOD!! Perfection!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      November 3, 2016 at 11:00

      Thanks so much Mahy!!! 🙂

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    Natasha
    November 1, 2016 at 14:02

    Oh man, these would be the death of me too!! So good. And I just love your photos!!

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      Taylor Stinson
      November 3, 2016 at 11:14

      Thanks so much Natasha!! The feeling is definitely mutual with your photos ha! I actually just got a set of lights yesterday and was working in the early evening doing some photography and thought of myself channelling you hehe

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    Cassie | Crumb Kitchen
    November 5, 2016 at 19:25

    Oh mannnn I made these tonight for dinner and they are thebomb.com! (Sweet dated reference woohoo.) The garlic sauce is to die for, I’m pretty sure I coated my fries in them wayyy too much. Anyway, great recipe Taylor!

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      Taylor Stinson
      November 7, 2016 at 13:12

      OMG thanks for making them Cassie, SO glad they turned out well for you! I told you that garlic sauce is addictive!!! I can’t get enough of it hahah

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    Karyn
    November 23, 2016 at 11:59

    Oh My.. what can I say my tummy is rumbling looking at this post. I never heard of Chicken Shawarma it sounds delcious and who dosen’t love crinkly chips!!! p.s Stunning photos

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    Emily
    November 23, 2016 at 14:51

    Wow these look AMAZING! I can tell these will be the death of me too haha can’t wait to try them!

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    Michele
    November 23, 2016 at 15:07

    This just makes me happy! Fries are my go to, but these flavors just amp them up!

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    Luci | madebyluci
    November 23, 2016 at 15:15

    I do that all the time with meals! A few months ago, it was chips. Then steamed broccoli with lashing of hot sauce…. Recently, it’s rice cakes (?! Even I don’t get me sometimes).

    The only time we don’t eat out of a bowl is when it doesn’t fit heheh –
    I might try and make a vegan version one night! And eat it out of a giiiiant bowl and not share!)

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