Recipe by Rena Tuchinsky

Shortcut Shawarma

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
8 Servings


- Wheat - Gluten
30 Minutes

No Diets specified

This shortcut shawarma supper is my twist on the burger tortilla trend. It takes only minutes to cook, and you have a delicious supper your whole family will love.


Shortcut Shawarma

  • 8 large tortilla wraps

Filling options

  • diced cucumbers

  • French fries

  • red cabbage salad

  • babaganoush

  • hummus

  • prepared tahini



Mix together the ground chicken with shawarma spice. It should be evenly distributed.


Take about a half cup of the chicken mixture and spread it thinly and evenly onto the tortilla. If you need more, you can add a little more of the mixture so the whole tortilla is coated. Continue with the rest. Stack them on top of each other and set aside.


Preheat a frying pan with a bit of oil or oil spray. Place the tortilla into the pan, chicken side down. Cook on medium heat for about one to two minutes or until it no longer sticks to the pan. Then flip the tortilla over and allow to cook on the other side until slightly browned. Watch it, as it’ll cook quickly.


Continue with the remaining tortillas. If the pan is non-stick, you won’t have to spray or oil the pan again between tortillas.


Once done, place the tortilla into a large square of parchment paper. Add all the fillings you like to the middle of the tortilla.


Fold in the bottom half, followed by both sides. Then wrap the parchment paper around the tortilla, being sure to twist the bottom part to securely close.

Shortcut Shawarma

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Tirzah Kornbluh
Tirzah Kornbluh
5 months ago

Rena I have no words to thank you been I’ll in bed with the flu looked up for an easy recipe I did this amazing one could not believe how simple was done in no time best part was I did it with your amazing sweet potato fries with julienne peeler it was a winner. Thanks for all your amazing recipes

Dina Grossman
Dina Grossman
6 months ago

Can I use ground beef for this recipe?

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Avigael Levi
Reply to  Dina Grossman
6 months ago

Yes, go for it!

8 months ago

great dinner

Chaya Steinman
Chaya Steinman
10 months ago

Just made this and it was fabulous. Rena did it again! Literally took no time to get on the table and my kids gobbled it up. They asked to have chocolate milk to drink with it and were shocked when I told them it was fleishig. It’s because the chicken is almost like a spread and it adds great flavor but with other toppings you don’t really notice it as a protein. Thank you Rena for a great recipe! Looking forward to more like this 🙂

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