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Oven baked Shawarma chicken breast on a plate with salad

Baked Shawarma Chicken Breast

This easy oven-baked shawarma chicken breast is perfectly seasoned and as easy as it comes. In 30 minutes, you'll have the perfect juicy flavourful chicken breast for are the perfect easy weeknight dinner & they’re great for meal prep.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
resting time 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 317 kcal


  • 4 chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon shawarma spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425º. Once the oven is warmed up, place the breast into a baking dish and squeeze some lemon on top.
  • Season the chicken: In a small bowl, add all of the spices, tomato paste, olive oil, vinegar, & lemon juice⏤mix into a paste. Rub the paste all over the chicken. make sure to coat both sides.
  • Bake the chicken: Place the baking dish into the oven for 18-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F
  • Finished baking: Remove the chicken from the oven and loosely cover the baking dish for 5-10 minutes, so the chicken can continue cooking in its residual heat, and the juices in the meat can redistribute.


Try this recipe with my Homemade Shawarma spice Blend, or you can use a store-bought shawarma spice blend. 
For extra juicy chicken: try soaking your chicken in a brine solution. Place the chicken breasts into a large bowl, then add 2 tablespoons of kosher salt and cover with water. Allow the chicken to sit in the brine for at least 15 minutes. Note: brined chicken cooks a few minutes faster.  
Keyword 30 minute recipe, chicken shawarma, Easy shawarma recipe, shawarma spice blend