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Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls

I made chicken shawarma quinoa bowls for dinner on Sunday night and doubled the recipe to use for lunches throughout this week. These have been such a fun and delicious change from our usual lunch salads and I have been surprised how well the leftovers have kept in the fridge (I did keep the quinoa & veggie mix separated).  If you’re looking for a lower carb option, you can swap out the quinoa for greens. However, if you like quinoa, I highly suggest getting the Seeds of Change Brown Rice & Quinoa. This delicious blend is SOOO amazing and only takes 90 seconds to heat in the microwave which saves a lot of time.

Enjoy, friends!

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl ingredients

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl ingredients

marinated chicken

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl


Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls


  • 1 package Seeds of Change Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • naan flatbreads, toasted or warmed slightly
  • tzatziki sauce (optional)

Chicken Marinade

  • 1.5-2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt & pepper

Veggie Mix

  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 seedless cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Make the shawarma chicken marinade. In a small bowl, add the lemon
    juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and spices and whisk. Place the chicken
    in Ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Marinate for a few
    hours or overnight.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and place on baking sheet. Pour excess
    marinade over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30
    minutes, until the chicken is cooked throughout. Transfer chicken to a
    plate and allow to cool, then thinly slice.
  4. While the chicken is roasting, combine onion, bell pepper, cucumber,
    tomatoes, and parsley in a bowl and dress with juice of one lemon and 2
    TBSP olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. If making the tahini sauce, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, and
    minced garlic. Slowly add warm water, whisking well until thin and
    saucy. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  6. In individual bowls, add quinoa as a base layer then top with veggies
    and chicken. Drizzle with tahini sauce. Add a dollop of tzatziki sauce
    (optional). Serve with warm naan on the side.

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Wednesday 6th of March 2019

This looks delicious and something completely new for my family! I have to try this marinade if anything. That chicken looks amazing!!


Thursday 28th of February 2019

You had me at chicken shawarma and quinoa! Can't wait to make this.


Thursday 28th of February 2019

Are you buying the "optional" tzatziki sauce somewhere? I don't see your recipe for it. And you're just pouring the Lemon Tahini Dressing on top of everything?


Thursday 28th of February 2019

Yes! I bought my tzatziki sauce from my grocery store, but it's super easy to make too if you prefer homemade. And then I just drizzle the dressing on top!


Thursday 28th of February 2019

That looks sooooo delicious!


Thursday 28th of February 2019

Definitely making this SOON!!!

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