Take your weeknight meals to a new level with this Chicken Shawarma Recipe. The chicken is simple to make and works great in rice bowls with your favorite toppings. Basmati rice is topped with chicken shawarma, tabbouleh, red onion, hummus, yogurt and lettuce to make the perfect, weeknight meal.
CHICKEN SHAWARMA RECIPE
Let’s celebrate rice month with rice bowls. There is no better way to celebrate, right?
Rice bowls are one of my favorite go-to lunches or dinners in my house. I love that they are easy to put together and how versatile they are. You can create the perfect, well balanced meal all in one simple bowl. Today’s Chicken Shawarma Recipe is simple to make and so flavorful. The chicken works great as part of a rice bowl with your favorite mediterranean ingredients. I love a recipe that includes your protein and creates a full meal like this Chicken Souvlaki Salad or these Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken Tenders.
This rice bowl uses aromatic basmati rice paired with juicy, flavorful chicken shawarma and is topped with hummus, yogurt, a tabbouleh inspired salad, cucumbers, red onions and served with pita wedges. The best part about a meal like this is that I can set out all of the ingredients for my family and they can create their favorite bowl based on their tastes. The sky is the limit with things you can add to this bowl including chickpeas, feta cheese, a drizzle of tahini or even pine nuts. Get creative!
The base of these Chicken Shawarma Rice Bowls is the Royal Basmati Rice . I have to tell you a little about the Royal story and their Basmati & Jasmine rice products. Their Royal® Basmati Rice grows in the foothills of the Himalayas, which is the only place authentic Basmati Rice can come from. Exceptionally fragrant, with a delicate taste and fluffy texture, it is deservedly the best-selling Basmati in America. We love rice in our house and this is a favorite.
WHAT INGREDIENTS GO IN A MEDITERRANEAN RICE BOWL?
CHICKEN SHAWARMA: The star of the show is the chicken. The marinade creates a flavorful and tender piece of meat.
RICE: Rice is the main base of your rice bowl. You can use white, basmati or brown rice.
FRESH VEGETABLES: Load up the vegetables in your bowl. I like red onion, chopped romaine, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers.
As we get into the swing of the school year having easy meals the whole family will like is the key to meal time success. These Chicken Shawarma Rice Bowls are a nice way to incorporate healthy ingredients into one meal.
TRY THESE HOMEMADE HUMMUS RECIPES TO PAIR WITH YOUR RICE BOWL:
For the chicken shawarma:
For the tabbouleh:
Additional rice bowl toppings: