Recipe courtesy of Prince Lebanese Grill

Prince's Chicken Shawarma

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Chicken Shawarma Seasonings:

Prince's Chicken Shawarma:

Lemon Garlic Sauce:

Vermicelli Rice:



  1. For the chicken shawarma seasonings: Combine the paprika, black pepper, seasoned salt, allspice, cumin powder, granulated garlic, cinnamon, mahlab, red pepper, white pepper and cardamom in a bowl.
  2. For prince's chicken shawarma: Cut chicken into 1-inch dice and put in a mixing bowl.
  3. Drizzle chicken with 1 ounce corn oil and the apple cider vinegar. Apply the chicken shawarma seasonings and tumble chicken in seasonings to mix evenly.
  4. Season a large frying pan with the remaining 2 tablespoons corn oil and turn to high heat.
  5. Add chicken shawarma and sear 1 side, then stir to flip. Add the diced onions and 1/8 cup Lemon Garlic Sauce. Mix onions and sear second side of chicken. Mix/flip chicken and add diced tomatoes.
  6. When chicken is ready, finish with hot sauce and additional 1/8 cup Lemon Garlic Sauce and serve with Vermicelli Rice, Hummus and pita bread.

Lemon Garlic Sauce:

  1. Whisk together lemon juice, garlic and 1/4 cup cold water in a bowl until incorporated.

Vermicelli Rice:

  1. Soak rice for 15 minutes in cold water, then strain.
  2. Mix 2 1/2 cups water together with chicken bouillon in a bowl.
  3. Fry vermicelli noodles in corn oil in a rice pot, then add the rice and mix together. Stir in the bouillon mixture.
  4. Cover and turn to high heat. Once pot begins to steam from sides of lid, turn to lowest heat and let simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Rice will again begin to steam from sides after a few minutes; when you see this, turn off heat and let rice sit for 5 minutes more.


  1. Add chickpeas, tahini, oil, salt, garlic and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse until desired texture is reached.

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