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Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Bowl with cauliflower rice, tomatoes, parsley, lemon, tzatziki, and lemon tahini dressing

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Bowls

These easy and healthy chicken shawarma bowls pack in all the flavors of your favorite takeout chicken shawarma plate. Drizzle with homemade lemon garlic tahini sauce and enjoy!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 469kcal
Author Mary Smith


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

  • ½ cup tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Add the chicken strips and sliced onion to a large resealable plastic bag or shallow baking dish. 
  • Combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and spices in a bowl and whisk. Pour the marinade over the chicken and onions and toss to coat. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes. Overnight is ideal!
  • Preheat your oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Dump the chicken and onions (along with any marinade) onto the baking sheet and spread out in an even layer. You don't want any pieces of chicken overlapping so they cook evenly!
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking, prepare the lemon garlic tahini sauce. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix using a hand-held immersion blender. Alternatively, you can blend them up in a regular blender or pulse in a food processor until smooth. Add water if needed to get it to your desired consistency!
  • Serve the cooked chicken in bowls with greens, cauliflower rice, diced cucumber, and tomato with a scoop of my Whole30 tzatziki sauce & a drizzle of the tahini sauce. Enjoy! 


See notes above for freezing instructions and answers to other FAQs!


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg