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Chicken Shawarma from Ben Stiller and Ahmed Badr

TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,509
I tried a recipe presented by Ben Stiller and Ahmed Badr (I think the recipe was Badr's alone) for chicken shawarma, and it was really good.  They didn't have any pita for some reason in the store, so I used naan instead, and it was thicker and a bit more bread-y than pita would have been but still delicious.  They were marinated skinless, boneless chicken thighs, sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, dill pickle spears, and a white garlic sauce. I didn't take any photos of the actual wraps, sorry.






 

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  • Chris8938Chris8938 Posts: 153
    That looks fantastic!! Nice meal there!
    XL BGE, Lg BGE, MiniMax BGE, Mini BGE

    Appleton, WI 
  • When Ben Stiller stirs the garlic sauce too vigorously....

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,717
    When Ben Stiller stirs the garlic sauce too vigorously....

    One of the all-time great comedies.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,328
    That chicken looks really good
    Minnesota
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,509
    Thanks for the kind comments.  Thanks maybe :) for the photo of Ben Stiller.  It's odd, I thought that movie was hysterical years ago, but when my wife and I tried watching it several months ago, it just didn't seem very funny anymore.  Dunno.
  • avibugavibug Posts: 168
    Looks good.  One suggestion for chicken shwarma that I saw in other recipes and tried with success:  reserve some marinade and, after removing chicken from the Egg, dice the chicken (rather than slicing) and throw briefly in pan with marinade.  Ensures that every piece is seasoned, crisps the chicken and is easier to spoon into a pita.  
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,858
    I was just getting ready to mention the dicing and second cook.  This is some of the best Shawarma I’ve ever eaten. 

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1178093/chicken-shawarma/p1

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • I was just getting ready to mention the dicing and second cook.  This is some of the best Shawarma I’ve ever eaten. 

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1178093/chicken-shawarma/p1
    Thanks for flagging. Shawarma is one of my absolute favourite meals, so I will be trying this. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,546
    Dang good cook :clap:

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,509
    I was just getting ready to mention the dicing and second cook.  This is some of the best Shawarma I’ve ever eaten. 

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1178093/chicken-shawarma/p1
    You didn't post on that thread.  Do you mean that you tried the recipe that @bosco0633 posted there, and you also liked it?  It looks really good, too! I'm not so sure about a tablespoon of sugar in the sauce, but still, the rest of it looks good.  I'd be interested to confirm that you made the same recipe and also liked it a lot.
  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,683
    edited June 14
    That looks awesome 

    I love shawarma as well

    heres one I make regularly 
    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1216025/halal-cart-style-chicken-and-rice#latest

    Another great one is Anna Sortun’s recipe from Saveur
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,858
    Theophan said:
    I was just getting ready to mention the dicing and second cook.  This is some of the best Shawarma I’ve ever eaten. 

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1178093/chicken-shawarma/p1
    You didn't post on that thread.  Do you mean that you tried the recipe that @bosco0633 posted there, and you also liked it?  It looks really good, too! I'm not so sure about a tablespoon of sugar in the sauce, but still, the rest of it looks good.  I'd be interested to confirm that you made the same recipe and also liked it a lot.
    Sorry for the confusion.  Yes I also made it and enjoyed it a bunch 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • CigarCityEggerCigarCityEgger Posts: 1,315
    Looks delicious! 
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,509
    Thanks, @Mattman3969!  Glad to be sure I understood it right.  I'm sure I'll try that recipe!
  • 55Kevy55Kevy Posts: 181
    So I did this recipe last night and we really enjoyed it.  Used low carb tortillas instead of pita and added some shredded lettuce. I'll try pan frying the leftovers next.

    Kevin

    Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, CA
    XL BGE, Woo2, AR


  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,509
    Looks fantastic!
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