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Lebanese style chicken shawarma pita pizza cut into four parts on a plate with hand grabbing one slice
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Chicken Shawarma Pita Pizza

This Lebanese style chicken shawarma pita pizza is made on a grilled pita bread and topped with juicy, tender chicken thighs and tahini sauce
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 692kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


For the chicken shawarma

For assembly

  • 4 pita breads
  • 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 roma tomatoes sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces pickled sliced banana peppers
  • ½ cup tahini sauce
  • chopped parsley


  • Place the marinade ingredients in a large bowl: olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, paprika, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon and crushed red pepper; and whisk to blend.
  • Add the chicken into the large bowl with the marinade and stir with a spoon to evenly coat the chicken with the marinade. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add the marinated chicken to it. Cook, stirring occasionally until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place two pitas on each baking sheet and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until the bread is lightly toasted and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken shawarma on top of the mozzarella cheese. Top with the tomatoes, red onions and banana peppers, and drizzle with tahini sauce. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  • Cut each pita pizza into fourth and enjoy immediately.


Storage: It’s best to assemble the pita pizzas right before eating, but if there are any leftover pita pizzas, just reheat in a toaster oven to ensure a crispy crust on the pita. Store any leftover cooked chicken in an airtight container for 3 days.


Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1262mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 827IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 453mg | Iron: 4mg