This recipe for Chicken Shawarma has been in our families meal rotation for several years now. We hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany, Katy, a few years ago in our home and one of our favorite things to do together was cook new recipes. This recipe was one she came across and at the time I was doubtful it would be as good as the shawarma we loved from our local greek restaurant but she pleasantly surprised us with this recipe and it actually is so good we now rarely like the shawarma we get in restaurants as much as we like this home cooked version!
Since our family is small we typically just marinate and grill one chicken breast which is always plenty for us. Seriously the smell alone from the marinated chicken on the grill will make you hungry! If you've never purchased tahini before let me warn you it is expensive, but one jar lasts us a really long time and it's a dish we love so it's totally worth it. Side note tahini is an ingredient you'll also need if you want to make homemade hummus. We use either pita or flat bread like the one pictured below in the pic, either work great!