Low Fat Chicken Shawarma Recipe (Low Calorie)

This chicken shawarma recipe is a very low calorie recipe from the delicious Beirut cuisine. I am so excited to introduce you to this heaven.

Here’s The Homemade Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Get ready to learn all the secrets of making a delicious Chicken Shawarma in this article. The recipe for crispy fried chicken, awesome toppings, and the crispiest fries.

If you don’t have time or don’t prefer to spend it in the kitchen, you will love this dish.

It won’t require many ingredients, and even picky eaters will love it. Here it is quite ideal for the whole family and it will make you accept it very easily with its low calorie, high protein, creamy content, and a perfect marinating style.

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Chicken Shawarma Recipe (3 Servings)

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Homemade Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Per Serving

Calories: 400

Net Carb: 66g

Total Fat: 6g

Protein: 38g


Pita (2, whole wheat)

Potato (3, medium)

Cooking spray

Paprika (1 tsp)

Cornstarch (1 tsp)

Salt and pepper

Pickled cucumber


Chicken breast (9 oz)

Tomato paste (2 tsp)

Garlic powder (1 tsp)

Lemon juice (Half of a lemon)

Paprika (1 tsp, hot if possible)

Cumin (1 tsp)

Turmeric (1 tsp)

Salt and pepper


Mayo (2 tbsp, low-fat)

Greek yogurt (3 tbsp, plain)

Lemon juice (Half of a lemon)

Garlic powder (Half of a tsp)

Salt to taste

Recipe – 10min prep / 30min cooking time

Step 1 – Marination

Let’s start by marinating the chicken.

Cut the chicken breast into strips.

Add 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cumin, and 1 tsp paprika.

Then add tomato paste and juice of half a lemon and mix well.

Recommendation: If the color of the breasts does not change, it means they are not well marinated. In this case, you can add more seasoning.

Step 2 – Baked Potato

Preheat the oven.

Oven Temperature: 220C / 420F

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Wash the potatoes thoroughly.

Then chop them without peeling them.

Add 1 tsp cornstarch, pepper, and paprika.

Mix well.

Place the spiced potatoes in the tray, then add some cooking spray on them.

Baked for 20 minutes.

Tip: Do not salt the potatoes before baking. Salting them after taking out of the oven increases theirs flavor.

Step 3 – Fry the Chicken

Preheat a wok if you have one.

If you don’t have a wok pan, you can use a slightly deep pan.

Grease the preheated pan with some cooking spray.

Fry each side of the chicken for about 4 minutes.

Continue frying until become golden brown.

Step 5 – Yogurt Sauce

Bring a deep bowl to start preparing the garlic sauce with yogurt, one of the most important ingredients of the Chicken Shawarma recipe.

Combine the juice of half a lemon, 3 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt, half a teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of low-fat mayo, and some salt.

Mix all well.

Step 6 – Combine

Spread yogurt sauce as a thick flat strip in the middle of your pita bread.

Following this sauce, lay the fried chicken on the sauce.

Put the baked potatoes right next to them.

Cut the pickled cucumbers into thin strips and place them on the potatoes.

Pour some more yogurt sauce on top of all the ingredients.

Then wrap it.

You’ll thank us later.


If you wish, you can sprinkle thinly sliced scallions on the ingredients before wrapping.

For a thinner wrap, you can serve baked potatoes on the side rather than inside the wrap.

Feel free to add some tomato slices to your wrap.

In addition, if it is not a big problem to get away from the original product, you can use any other spices you want during marination.

To Sum Up

A chicken Shawarma recipe, as you can see, is a delicious dish that is prepared very quickly and is very open to creativity.

Once you try this high protein and healthy recipe, I’m sure you’ll want to make it again every week.

Bon Appetit!

See Also:

High Protein Foods List

Low Calorie Breakfast Recipes

Low Fat Popcorn Recipe

Chicken Rice and Beans Recipe