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Shawarma Chicken and Chummus Pitas with French Fries


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Shawarma Chicken and Chummus Pitas with French Fries

If you can't find Shawarma seasoning make your own with 1 tablespoon each coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, steak seasoning plus 1 teaspoon smoked paprika— for an easy finger food kid-friendly meal loaded with flavor.


  • Prep Time : 8 min
  • Cook Time : 15 min
  • Ready Time : 23 min




  • 1 pound dark meat cutlets, cut into 1/2” thick 2” long pieces
  • 1/4 cup shawarma seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pitas, cut in half and opened
  • 1 cup chummus
  • 1/2 hot house cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 (1 pound) bag frozen French fries


  1. In a bowl, combine chicken, seasoning and olive oil and toss to coat. Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat and cook chicken until browned all over and cooked all the way through, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. To assemble pitas, spread about 3 tablespoons of chummus between 4 open pitas and layer with cucumber. Divide chicken between pitas and top with shredded lettuce. Serve with fries and remaining chummus.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




12 Responses to Shawarma Chicken and Chummus Pitas with French Fries

  1. avatar says: galiah

    This recipe was a huge hit in my house the other night– super easy to make, assemble; and all 3 kids loved it (no small miracle!). this meal will definitely be one of our “regulars”…

  2. I am SO happy Kovy and everyone loved this recipe :-) YAY! Can you please comment on the cooking with kids post http://blog.kosher.com/2011/01/26/fun-ethnic-recipes-to-make-with-your-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-3367 and let the world know how great Kovy is in the kitchen? xoxo

  3. avatar says: S

    Where do I get shwarma seaoning? Is there a substitute for it?

  4. Pereg makes a shawarma seasoning/spice as do some other companies. In addition some butchers already season cutlets or chicken fingers with shawarma seasoning. But if you can’t find it you can make your own: 1T each coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, steak seasoning plus 1t (smoked) paprika — should do the trick.

  5. I got some wonderful Schwarma seasoning at Jo El’s Specialty Foods in St. Petersburg, FL. The label was entirely in Hebrew so I knew what it was but never really knew how much to use. Now I know….

    Thanks for the recipe – I absolutely love schwarma!

  6. One more comment – Schwarma is great with Tzatziki – of course I add Tzatziki to most of my pita sandwiches…..

    • Do you make a parve Tzatziki? I have made one before with parve sour cream, I love it also. That reminds me I have to make some now…

  7. This recipe is simple and delicious. We kicked it up a bit by using jalapeno hummus. Yummy!

  8. Kid-friendly? What about us old folks!!? This is one of my FAVES. LOL

  9. avatar says: Naomi

    I am making this recipe for the third time! Delish!!! Can’t wait to share it with our company this weekend! Thanks so much, Jamie! Mwah!

    • YAYEEEE!!!! Can you give it a star rating above under the pict please? Mwah back at ya!

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