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Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep Bowls
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Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep Bowls

These Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep Bowls are great for your weekly lunches, with a homemade shawarma seasoning that’s made of pantry staples.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 377kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled red cabbage or pickled turnips (this is the secret to shawarma!)
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 pita, cut into 8 triangles

Shawarma Marinade

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, mix shawarma marinade ingredients together, stirring well to combine. Add chicken and toss to coat, then marinate 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, cabbage/turnips, hummus, lemon wedges and pitas to each bowl.
  • In a large oven-safe skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over med-high heat. Add chicken and saute for 3-4 minutes each side, then place in oven and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Slice chicken once cooled and divide among each meal prep bowl. Eat all bowls within 5 days!



Marinate the chicken for at least 15 minutes. If you want, you can even marinade it overnight.
Make this recipe with chicken breasts for a leaner option.
Store the chicken and the rest of the ingredients separately for 3-4 days. Reheat the chicken then add to the rest of the bowls.
Freeze the chicken cooked for 3 months or raw and marinated for 9 months.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.3mg