Juicy Chicken Shawarma Flatbreads

If I have a go-to takeaway, it’s got to be some kind of loaded kebab or flatbread. And this lovely chicken shawarma is my fakeaway twist on that favourite. It’s super quick and easy, with beautifully spiced, charred chicken and lovely Middle-Eastern-inspired toppings. You can assemble the flatbreads and serve, or serve this family style, with all the toppings laid out for people to help themselves! 👋 The chicken will benefit from some extra marinating time. You can do this up to 24 hours in advance if you are feeling organised.


Based on 4 servings, adjust as needed.

Step 1

Add the ground cumin, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon to a mixing bowl along with a large pinch salt a generous squeeze of lemon juice a splash of olive oil and crushed garlic cloves. Mix well to combine, then add the chicken thighs. Mix again to coat the chicken really well. You can now leave your chicken to marinade in the fridge for up to 24 hours or simply get on with preparing your other ingredients.

Step 2

Shred your lettuce, then dice your cucumber and set aside.

Step 3

Place a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken thighs. Let them cook without touching them, for 6 minutes. This is to let a lovely charred crust develop. After 6 minutes, flip the chicken over and cook for another 6-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the heat and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Lay a flatbread on a plate, then dollop some of the hummus on top. Pile on the shredded lettuce and diced cucumber. Slice the chicken thighs, then place them on top of the salad. Drizzle over the tahini and finish by scattering the pomegranate seeds on top and squeezing over a little lemon juice. Repeat with the other flatbreads, then enjoy.

  • Ingredients
  • Based on 4 servings
  • 200g Hummus 1x Stamford Street Co. Houmous 200g
  • 1 Lemon Juice, about 3 tbsps to serve 4 1x Sainsbury's Lemons
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce, sliced 1x Sainsbury's Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Twin Pack x2
  • 640g Chicken Thighs, skinless and boneless 1x Sainsbury's British Fresh Chicken Thigh Fillets Skinless & Boneless 640g
  • 2 tbsp Tahini 1x Al'Fez Middle Eastern Natural Tahini 160g
  • 4 Flatbreads 1x Deli Kitchen Greek Style Flatbread x4 320g
  • 80g Pomegranate Seeds 1x Sainsbury's Pomegranate 80g
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander 1x Sainsbury's Ground Coriander 36g
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin 1x Sainsbury's Ground Cumin 43g
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1x Sainsbury's Ground Cinnamon 38g
  • 1 tsp Ground Turmeric 1x Sainsbury's Turmeric 48g
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1x Sainsbury's Olive Oil 500ml
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, crushed 1x Sainsbury's Garlic
  • 1 Cucumber, diced 1x Sainsbury's Whole Cucumber
  • Maldon salt, to taste 1x Maldon Sea Salt Flakes 250g
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