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Keto Chicken Shawarma

The BEST Keto Chicken Shawarma. So tasty, quick and low carb. A keto meal under 30 minutes that the whole family will love!

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A recipe for a great keto chicken shawarma / chicken kebab is a good one to have. And, this recipe my friends is a keeper. Super easy, little mess and tastes amaze balls!

I was a bit of a chicken kebab fan pre-keto. So it comes as no surprise that with the launch of our new Mad Creations Keto Soft Wrap Mix that I create a kebab recipe.

keto soft wraps mix packet

keto chicken kebab ingredients

Let’s keep this recipe super simple. I use chicken thighs. They are juicier and a little fattier than breast meat. I love how they bake or fry and they add so much flavour to your chicken kebab. Get them with skin on or skin off.

As for the spices while I have my basics you can add any spices you prefer, with or without garlic and chilli. I use cumin, coriander, cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic and thyme. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil round out the keto chicken kebab meat ingredients.

I have also include a very simple and keto garlic yoghurt kebab sauce recipe. This is the sauce I have on a shop bought kebab bowl if I have takeaway.

I also team this with our very delicious Keto Tabbouleh Salad.

chicken shawarma on pita bread on a wood table

how to make a keto chicken shawarma

I like to mix the kebab marinade ingredients in a non-reactive bowl. A non-reactive bowl is one not made of any metal that will oxidise with lemon. I marinate just for 30 minutes but you can marinate overnight if this is easier for you. Alternative miss the marinating if you wish. It may impart less of the spices to your chicken kebab but I am sure all the flavours together will still be great.

For your convenience I have added 3 methods of cooking, but you can even do more. (e.g. grill, barbecue, spit etc).

A chicken kebab can be bake, grilled, fried or barbecued. After marinating pick your favourite way. I prefer to cook whole fillets then slice the meat.

For a great chicken kebab in the Thermomix® you can coot it on the Sizzle function on the TM6. After marinating the chicken should be sliced then sautéed. Alternatively the chicken can also be threaded onto a metal skewer and steamed in the Varoma basket. Simply fill the mixer bowl with 1000ml of water and steam 14-15 min/Varoma/speed 3.

I have also included a quick sauté option using an Instant Pot (Ninja Foodie or similar multicooker). Seeing we have these appliances at home we may as well use them. While I did only include one way to cook it in the Instant Pot here are some alternatives.

grilled chicken on a brown plate

how to cook chicken shawarma in a slow cooker

Add the marinated chicken to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours. Shred or slice and serve as suggested.

how to cook under pressure

To cook our keto chicken shawarma in the Instant Pot or Ninja under pressure simply;

Add the marinated chicken to the Instant Pot. Set to Pressure Cook; 8minutes and let natural release. Shred or slice and serve as suggested. (Or to brown off the chicken transfer to an oiled hot skillet and brown chicken.

And air fry just for good measure

  • Preheat the air fryer to 170°C.
  • Add chicken to the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 14-15 mins, turning after 10 minutes.
close up of a wrap on a grey plate

for more great keto chicken dinners

Chicken dinners are so popular. With chicken being so versatile it is amazing what we can come up with. Here are just a few of my favourite keto chicken recipes.

  1. Low Carb Keto Butter Chicken
  2. Crispy Keto Chicken Wings
  3. Keto Chicken Milanese
  4. Za’atar Creamy Chicken Carbonara
  5. Chicken Alfredo Keto Pizza
a chicken shawarma on a pita wrap

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Keto Chicken Shawarma (Chicken Kebab)

Everyone loves a good Keto Chicken Shawarma right? Well maybe not a vegetarian/vegan, but I have to say I am a big fan of eating this style food. It is fast and easy, plus so damn tasty!
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Marinating: 30 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: chicken kebab reipe, garlic kebab sauce recipe, keto chicken kebab, keto chicken shawarma
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Megan Mad Creations Hub
Servings: 4 people
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Ingredients

  • 400 g chicken thigh fillets See Note 1

MARINADE

GARLIC YOGHURT KEBAB SAUCE

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 200 g Greek yoghurt See Note 3
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (20g)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

TO SERVE

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. Add chicken thigh fillets and marinate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Bake seasoned chicken 30-40 minutes, turning half way. Chicken should be browned with some crispy edges when completely cooked. Remove from oven and reserve.
  • For Garlic Sauce; Finely mince garlic and place in small bowl. Add remaining ingredients seasoning to taste.
  • Slice chicken into strips and serve on wraps with tabbouleh, garlic sauce and any chilli sauce.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Place all marinade ingredients into mixer bowl. Mix 3 sec/speed 5. Transfer to a large non-reactive bowl. Add chicken thigh fillets and marinate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Bake seasoned chicken 30-40 minutes, turning half way. Chicken should be browned with some crispy edges when completely cooked. Remove from oven and reserve.
  • For Garlic Sauce; Add garlic to mixer bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape and repeat if needed. Add remaining ingredients seasoning to taste and mix 10 sec/speed 4. Scrape and repeat. Transfer to small bowl.
  • Slice chicken into strips and serve on wraps with tabbouleh, garlic sauce and any chilli sauce.

INSTANT POT METHOD

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. Add chicken thigh fillets and marinate for 2 hours.
  • Set pot to Sauté. Slice or sauté chicken fillets until browned with some crispy edges.
  • While chicken is cooking make the Garlic Sauce. Finely mince garlic and place in small bowl. Add remaining ingredients seasoning to taste.
  • Slice chicken into strips and serve on wraps with tabbouleh, garlic sauce and any chilli sauce.

Notes

  1. Chicken thigh fillets can be skin on or skin off. Alternatively chicken breast, white fish fillets, prawns, or beef could be used.
  2. Smoked paprika can be substituted with sweet paprika, Hungarian paprika, or any spice of preference.
  3. For a dairy-free chicken kebab use coconut yoghurt instead of Greek yoghurt.
  4. Mad Creations Soft Keto Wraps are available through Keto Eats Online Store or for global stockists check our Premix Products pages. Cauliflower Wraps recipe can be found through the link.
  5. The Chicken Shawarma can be marinated over night or up to 2 days before cooking. Once cooked consume within 3 days. It is great served hot or cold.
  6. Nutritional provided is just for the chicken and yoghurt sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 21mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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    2 Comments

  • Kristine Self says:

    AMAZING recipe!!!!!! I made the keto cauliflower wraps to go with this and it was a huge hit. My husband and I absolutely loved it!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Always good when you get the hubsters seal of approval lol. Glad you enjoyed it Kristine and thanks for coming back to leave a review too.

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