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Spicy Lebanese Style Chicken Shawarma {in the Air Fryer!}

This spicy Lebanese style chicken shawarma packs all the flavours of your favourite shawarma joint, in a fraction of the time. Paired with yellow shawarma rice, and that signature white sauce, you can bring the halal cart home!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced vertically, into long strips
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Seven spice
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt or to taste

For the Garlic Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup White vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 3 cloves Garlic peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • cup Whole milk optional, for a thinner sauce


  • Make the garlic sauce: Add the ingredients for the garlic sauce to a blender, and blend until the garlic is completely blended. Set aside.
    1 cup Mayonnaise, ¼ cup White vinegar, 2 tablespoon Sugar, 3 cloves Garlic, Salt, ⅓ cup Whole milk
  • Mix together the marinade: In a mixing bowl, add the marinade ingredients and combine well. Add the chicken, and make sure the chicken is well coated. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
    2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, ½ cup Greek yogurt, ¼ cup Olive oil, 1 tablespoon Seven spice, 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon Paprika, 1 tablespoon Fresh garlic
  • Air fry: Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add the chicken to the air fryer basket in one flat layer, and spray with some more cooking spray. Air fry for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.


  • Make sure the oil is well combined into the yogurt marinade. It might require a little extra mixing, as it can separate. 
  • I like to use avocado oil spray when spraying the air fryer basket, and the chicken before cooking. 
  • For a thicker garlic sauce, omit the milk completely. 


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg