chicken shawarma bowls

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 persian cucumbers diced
  • ½ red onion finely sliced
  • 2 cups cooked couscous
  • 1 head romaine lettuce shredded


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon zest + juice


  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt


  • Combine all of ¼ cup vegetable oil, 2 minced garlic cloves (or frozen cubes), 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, ¼ cup Greek yogurt, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, zest and juice of 1 lemon and pinch of salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined. Toss vinaigrette with shredded rotisserie chicken or use as a marinade for 2 pounds raw chicken to sear or grill.
  • To the same bowl, add 1 pint halved grape tomatoes, 4 Persian cucumbers diced, and ½ finely sliced red onion and toss to combine; adjust and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Divide the 2 cups cooked couscous and 1 head shredded romaine amongst 4 bowls and top with a generous amount of the chicken mixture. Top it with a dollop of whipped feta OR drizzle with tzatziki.
  • For whipped feta: in a small food processor or blender, whip to combine ½ cup feta cheese and ½ cup plain Greek yogurt. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.


  • Serve shawarma bowls with toasted pita on the side and a dollop of whipped feta on top.


  • Swap rotisserie chicken for 2 lbs. chicken thighs and use the vinaigrette as a marinade. Marinate for 1-12 hrs. before grilling or searing chicken in a skillet. If you’re vegetarian, swap chicken for roasted chickpeas.


  • Make vinaigrette in advance and store in airtight container or tightly sealed mason jar.


Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 14762IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 3mg