Baked Chicken Shawarma with Sweet Potato Fries Bowl

Recipe Classifications


Mediterranean (not Italian)


Lunch, Dinner


Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Atkins, Mediterranean Diet, DASH



Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 30 Minutes  (Under 1 Hour)


Baked Chicken Shawarma with Sweet Potato Fries Bowl

Middle East meets West. Easy meal prep meal. Freeze chicken. Keep yogurt and toppings in fridge. Gluten-free, Nut-free, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 866kcal



  • 1 ⅓ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks
  • tablespoon honey
  • 1 ⅓ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ⅓ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ⅓ teaspoons kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 ⅔ cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes warning: can be spicy!
  • 3 ⅓ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ⅓ sweet potatoes cut into matchsticks
  • bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 2 ⅔ cups cooked couscous or quinoa low-carb substitute = cauliflower rice
  • cup pitted kalamata olives and oil packed sun-dried tomatoes oil drained

Recommended Toppings (choose some or all, per serving)

  • 1 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded lettuce
  • avocado
  • ¼ cucumber sliced
  • 1 tbsp pickled red onions
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro

Garlic Tahini Yogurt

  • cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons tahini
  • ⅔ -1⅓ cloves garlic minced or grated



  • In 1 gallon size zip-lock bag, combine: chicken, honey, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss to combine. Seal and chill for 30 minutes; ideally for 12 hours.


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Sides
  • Place sweet potatoes on large baking sheet. Drizzle on olive oil and add salt and pepper.Bake 15-20 minutes, then flip and bake for 15-20 minutes more.
  • Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle on olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Chicken
  • Place the marinated chicken on a large baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Transfer to the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Garlic Tahini Yogurt

  • Before serving, warm each bowl if desired and top with garlic yogurt (see below) and your desired toppings.
  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Keep stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.


  1. Meal Prepping: Cooked food refrigerates or freezes well, depending on desired duration until you plan to eat them. Yogurt does not freeze well, so plan accordingly. Add yogurt after re-heating.
  2. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 1139mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11126IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 3mg

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