Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma

Who doesn’t love shawarma? If you have never tried it, you are missing out! This Lebanese dish is so full of flavor, fresh, delicious, and if paired the right way, incredibly healthy too! I’m going to share with you an amazingly simple recipe that you are going to want to make a regular occurrence at dinner time.

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As a business owner and busy mom of three, I consider my slow cooker to be a life saver. I love being able to dump a bunch of ingredients into a pot, turn it on, and have a delicious dinner without too much effort. Any tools that help me save time are a hit with me!

Just a note, I highly recommend using chicken thighs over chicken breasts in a slow cooker. They are more forgiving and less likely to dry out. This recipe can work with chicken breasts, but you will have to keep a close eye on it to avoid over-cooking. Okay, let’s get started!


2 lbs Chicken Thighs (boneless, skinless)

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

6 cloves Garlic (minced)

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker. In a small bowl whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken and mix until evenly coated. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

  2. When chicken is fully cooked, transfer chicken to a cutting board and shred with a fork.

  3. Serve with toppings of your choice (spinach, tomato, hummus, tabouleh, feta, olives, pickles..just to name a few).


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