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Chicken is my wife’s favorite and I like to cook things she’ll like, most of the time :), so I cooked up some Chichen Shawarma. Started out by skinning and de-boning some chicken thighs that I had thawed out. I cut each in half and set them aside in the fridge.

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I now got out the ingredients for a yogurt based Sharwarma marinade.

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Everybody in the pool

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and gave it a good spin with the whisk.

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I then put the chicken thighs in and stirred it up to get complete coverage on all surfaces.

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I then covered the bowl with plastic wrap and placed them in the fridge to rest overnight. Now I made up a batch of Tzatziki.

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Link to recipes:

 

The next day I broke out my vertical spit.

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And loaded it up with the Shawarma and topped it with a nice thick slice of red onion

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After I had preheated my kamado up to 325 for 1/2 hour I put the Shawarma in.

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I checked on it after about 25 minutes and knew it could go much longer.

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After about 1 hour I started getting everything ready. I cut up my veggies

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and got the Tzatziki out.

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I also set up my craving station.

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Once the Shawarma developed some char on it, I removed it and sliced off the outer layer and then placed it back in the kamado.

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I warmed up some flat bread and spooned on some Tzatziki and then made up some Shawarma Sammi’s.

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Here they are served street food style with a Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin and some mandarin orange slices.

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SO GOOD!

 

Thanks for looking.

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23 hours ago, gotzero said:

Yum! What a neat way to cook that too. 

 

I feel like we have gyro meat down to a science here, but I really need to get working on this!

Thank you gotzero. I'm thinking next time I'm going to substitute some expanded metal mesh for the C.I. charcoal. There was plenty of heat but I could've used some more direct flame exposure for some better charring.

23 hours ago, keeperovdeflame said:

Oh Yes Sir Mr. Buddy, absolutely great cook and truly fine post my friend. Does not every get any better than that. Great to see your post. 

Thank you keeper. It's good to be seen again.  

22 hours ago, Rob_grill_apprentice said:

That looks awesome and delicious.

Thank you Rob. It was. :)

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On 6/24/2019 at 9:11 PM, KismetKamado said:

A++ for creativity on that one. Great cook!

Thank you KK.

17 hours ago, ckreef said:

Great cook. I love the vertical spit. Did you make that or buy it! 

 

Thank you ck. This was an Indoor Grill plate I picked up at the thrift store for $2.17. A few more parts from Lowe's and I have what you see.

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