Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma


  • For Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • For Chicken:
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless - cut into large pieces
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • olive oil for the skillet
  • squeeze of lemon to finish

YIELD: 8 Servings

Nutrition Information:

  • Per Serving
  • Calories - 189kcal
  • Total Fat - 9.4g
  • Carbohydrates - 1g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.4g
  • Total Sugars 0.1g
  • Protein - 24.3g


Mix the marinade together in a large zipper bag or bowl.

Place the chicken pieces into the marinade and toss to coat.

Place in the refrigerator overnight, or at least 8 hours.

When ready to cook, pour the chicken stock into the pressure cooker then add the chicken pieces WITH the marinade.

Secure lid, select “Manual” for 25 minutes.

Natural release for 15 minutes before opening. If the pressure has not dropped completely, turn the pressure release valve to release the remaining steam.

Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Heat a little oil on a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add about 1/3rd of the chicken pieces and sprinkle with 1/3rd of the seasoning mix.

Cook, while stirring, until the spices are evenly distributed and starting to become fragrant. Repeat with the remaining chicken and seasoning.

Drizzle with lemon juice and serve.

We love to enjoy this stuffed in my gluten-free naan bread with lettuce, tomato and yogurt cucumber sauce.

This recipe was adapted from the original by Cooking with Curls.

Colleen Saltarelli

Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.

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