Chicken Shawarma Salad (Paleo and Whole30)
A chicken shawarma salad that will quickly become your favorite summer dish. It is reminiscent of a chicken shawarma dish you’d order at any fabulous Greek restaurant and is packed full of flavor thanks to the fresh parsley and mint.
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Marinade
Salad
  • 1 1/2cups cherry tomatoeshalved
  • 1 English cucumberchopped
  • 1 small red onionthinly sliced
  • 1/2head romaine lettucechopped
  • 1/2head butter lettucechopped
  • 1/2cup fresh mintfinely chopped
  • 1/2cup fresh parsleyfinely chopped
Dressing
  • tahinisee notes
  • 3tablespoons watermay need more/less depending on thickness of tahini
Instructions
Chicken
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients until well combined.
  2. Place chicken thighs into a gallon zipper bag and pour the marinade over the chicken pieces. Rub the marinade into the chicken with your hands. Be sure to release all of the air out of the bag and seal it shut. Transfer to the refrigerator to marinade. It needs at least 4 hours, but if you have time, let it sit overnight.
  3. When you are ready to work with the chicken, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  4. Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet. Pour the extra marinade over the chicken. Roast for 30 minutes until it is cooked through. Remove from the oven to let cool and slice into strips. Set aside.
Dressing
  1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Process on high until mixture is thoroughly combined and smooth. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water until the sauce/dip reaches desired consistency. I don’t usually add very much as I prefer my salad dressings to be on the thicker side. Set aside.
Salad
  1. Layer the tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions over the salad base. Top with the roasted chicken. Add the tahini dressing and toss well. Serve right away and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from and inspired by this recipe by Our Salty Kitchen!

You can find a compliant tahini sauce at Trader Joe’s, but if you’d like to make your own, here is a great recipe!