Chicken Shawarma Bowls. Or Middle Eastern Bowls. Or My Favorite Things in One Bowl.


I started trying to change the words to “My Favorite Things” to include chicken shawarma and tahini instead of whiskers on kittens, but let’s just say it was falling really flat. So, in a very non-sing-songy way I would like to tell you: here are a few of my favorite things. All in one bowl.

This is sort of a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean take on your standard Chipotle-esque bowl. Just like that one, it has a protein, beans, rice, and something that…sort of resembles salsa? Personally, I like to mix everything together or take bites of a couple things at once (folded up in a pita is optional but encouraged). My kid is more interested in eating things separately and then drinking tahini sauce as though it’s a shot. Bottoms up? It’s your call.

Although there are a few components to this meal, they all come together quickly and you really shouldn’t have a problem making this as a weeknight meal (assuming, of course, you had time to marinate the chicken in the morning or night prior).  It’s healthy, filling without feeling heavy, and it just plain tastes good. Also,it includes about a million cloves of garlic and tons of tahini, so what are you waiting for?

Chicken Shawarma Bowls. Or Middle Eastern Bowls. Or My Favorite Things in One Bowl.

  • I love big bowls with lots of different flavors in every bite like this! And Middle Eastern/Mediterranean flavors are some of my favorites!

  • Dude. That picture of Z is amazing. These look awesome, too.

  • Ohh! This looks so good! I love things like this, a bunch of delicious stuff all piled in one bowl! Can’t wait to try!

  • Oh heck yea I must have this in my belly.

  • Bowls are such a convenient way to get all our favorites in one bite.

  • Mmmm… looks like the shwarma platter from the Lebanese pita bakery close to my house.

    Have you tried toum? It definitely wouldn’t be out of place in that bowl!

    • elly

      Of course, I love toum. 🙂

  • What a tasty shawarma bowl!

  • ChristinaBakes

    This was so good and healthy! It surpassed my expectations, especially since we used boring breasts. Thank you!

    • elly

      So glad you liked it, Christina!

  • Leigh

    Made this last night. It was delicious. Can’t wait for leftovers at lunch.

    • elly

      So happy you liked it, Leigh! We are actually having a version of this tonight. 🙂