Easy whole30 chicken shawarma sheet pan dinner

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Dinner {Whole30, Paleo}

This quick and easy sheet pan chicken shawarma recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.  Ready in just 30 minutes, no fancy spices or marinades are needed to make this flavorful middle eastern inspired meal.  Serve this oven roasted chicken shawarma with fresh greens, tomatoes, hummus, whole wheat pita and my favorite Lemon Tahini Sauce for a delicious dinner your whole family will love.

Easy paleo chicken shawarma dinner in less than 30 minutes

Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan {Whole30, Paleo}

Sheet pan meals are one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight meals.  It doesn’t get much easier than combining chopped veggies and a protein to roast in the oven while the rest of dinner is prepared.

This chicken shawarma one pan meal is especially quick to prepare because it requires no prep work and is best when served with a few store bought staples.  It truly is the perfect answer to the “what are we having for dinner tonight?” dilemma.

While just about any vegetable would be delicious with this roasted chicken shawarma, bell peppers and red onions are the perfect sweet contrast to the middle eastern flavors of the chicken marinade.

Easy Chicken Shawarma Dinner 

No special ingredients or spices are needed for this easy roasted chicken shawarma recipe.  You can easily create the spice mix out of pantry staples: cumin, paprika, turmeric, all spice, and cinnamon.

Paleo chicken shawarma seasoning

Roasted chicken shawarma couldn’t be easier to prepare.  Coat the sliced chicken with the shawarma spice blend and avocado oil on the sheet pan and then begin roasting.  No marinading needed!

Chicken thighs with chicken shawarma seasoning

Crispy, spicy tidbits of chicken are secret to this delicious oven roasted chicken shawarma recipe.  To make the chicken truly crispy, I cut the chicken thin arrange it with plenty of space around it on the roasting pan.  Crowding the chicken will slow the cooking and lead to soggy chicken!

Oven roasted paleo chicken shawarma

While the chicken is roasting, chop the bell peppers and red onions.  After the chicken has cooked for 10 minutes, use a wooden or metal spatula to flip the chicken.  Top with the veggies and return the sheet pan to the oven for another 15 minutes.

Chicken shawarma sheet pan ready to bake

I typically serve this roasted chicken shawarma and veggies with leafy greens, tomatoes, hummus, whole wheat pita, and lemon tahini sauce.  If you are following a gluten-free, paleo, or Whole30 diet, omit the pita and simple serve the roasted chicken on a large bed of greens with the roasted veggies, tomatoes, diced avocado and lemon tahini dressing.

Healthy chicken shawarma recipe

This recipe serves our family of 4 for dinner.  You can easily double the recipe (two roasting pans worth) to serve more people or if you want leftovers for lunch later in the week.

Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Recipe

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Easy whole30 chicken shawarma sheet pan dinner
Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Recipe {Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Oven roasted chicken shawarma dinner is a flavorful and simple sheet pan meal with no exotic ingredients required.  {Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Whole30 Compliant}

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken shawarma recipe, oven roasted chicken shawarma, Paleo Chicken Shawarma, sheet pan chicken shawarma, Whole30 chicken shawarma
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 380 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken thighs boneless, skinless & organic
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or other healthy oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin ground
  • 1 tbsp paprika ground
  • 1 tsp turmeric ground
  • 1 tsp allspice ground
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 2 sweet bell peppers *
  • 1 red onion
  • sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

  2. Slice chicken thighs into 1/2 inch or 1 cm thick strips, place on baking sheet with 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil

  3. Add shawarma spices to sliced chicken thighs and toss to coat completely

  4. Roast sliced chicken in oven for 15 minutes while slicing bell pepper and red onion

  5. Toss chicken and top with sliced peppers and onion.  Return chicken and veggies to oven and roast for another 10 minutes

  6. Remove sheet pan from oven and serve chicken shawarma and veggies immediately with your favorite salad greens, tomatoes, hummus and lemon tahini dressing

Serve healthy chicken shawarma in a pita with your favorite vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner

*Notes:

  • Did you know that 80% of the antibiotics sold in the United States are for livestock?  That is why I choose to purchase chicken raised without antibiotics.
  • Red and green bell peppers consistently test positive for pesticide residues, including organophosphate pesticides.  That is why I choose to buy organic or pesticide free bell peppers.  Read more about pesticides and produce.

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Nutrition information (per chicken thigh):

  • 253 calories
  • 0 g added sugar
  • 1.6 g fiber
  • 28.8 g protein
  • 104.2 mg sodium
  • 12.5 g fat

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Sheet Pan whole30 chicken shawarma recipe

14 Comments

  1. Certified truth: the real preschooler announced at snack today that this dish is third only to hotdogs and hamburgers in the line-up of his favorites. This blog is absolutely wonderful and I’m so glad to have discovered it. Thank you so much for sharing your nutrition wisdom and your culinary flair!

  2. This looks so delicious and I love the spices you add here.

  3. This looks so tasty! I love all of those spices and it’s made on a sheet-pan!

  4. What a great recipe!! My family will love this, thank you!

  5. This looks so simple, and I love the spices you’ve combined here! I’m pinning this so we can try it soon!

  6. Wow, I love a good sheet pan meal! On the menu for this week. I can’t wait!

  7. Just love this dinner! Shwarma is so delish, and as a sheet pan dinner?! Yes!!!

  8. Super fun! I adore sheet pan dinners! I have never made chicken shawarma before! Fun flavors!

  9. Oh my goodness! I need this dinner in my life. Haha. Gonna add paprika to my shopping list now so I can make it. 🙂

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