(Quick & Easy) Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowls


These (Quick & Easy) Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowls are seasoned and bursting with flavor! They are high in protein, easily customizable to be low carb, perfect for quick lunches and meal preps, as well as family dinners.

What is chicken shawarma?

Shawarma is thinly sliced cuts of meats, typically chicken, lam, goat, or beef. It's often served inside warm pita or flatbread. My favorite way to serve it (outside these easy-to-make bowls) is with pita, hummus, pickled onions, and French fries on the side.

Chicken Shawarma is typically marinated all day (although 20 minutes is enough for those needing a quick meal) in seasonings and spices like turmeric, lime (dried or fresh juice), cinnamon, garlic, cumin, cardamom. The spices work together to give the meat a complex flavor that is both tangy, flavorful, and juicy.

Can I meal prep chicken shawarma?

Absolutely! This recipe makes for a great meal prep, because the flavors only enhance overnight. I recommend making the entire recipe according to instructions below. Place the meal in an air tight container to store in the fridge up to 4 days. Place the zesty yogurt dressing in a separate small container on the side to add when ready to enjoy.

What is Vita Ice?

Vita Ice is a vitamin infused, naturally flavored sparkling water - aka a refreshing drink to give you a little boost midday to keep you active and hydrated!

Does Vita Ice contain sugar?

Nope! Vita Ice is a zero calorie and contains zero sugar.

What flavors does Vita Ice have in their sparkling waters?

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  • Raspberry Citrus
  • Orange Mango
  • Lemon Lime
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  • Cherry Lime - wow!
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  • Kiwi Horned Melon
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  • Strawberry Watermelon
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Aka - there's one for everyone!

Is there any caffeine in Vita Ice?

There is only a small trace of caffeine due to the green tea extract ingredient!

Where can I find Vita Ice?

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(Quick & Easy) Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowls

Seasoned and bursting with flavor! They are high in protein, easily customizable to be low carb, perfect for quick lunches and meal preps, as well as family dinners.



Servings: 2-3

For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb. Chicken Breasts, about 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cardamom, or substitute with ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Turmeric (optional)

For the Bowl:

  • 2 17-oz. Vita Ice Lemon Lime Sparkling Water, for serving
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice or Quinoa, cooked
  • 1 English Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
  • Pita Chips, or fresh pita bread
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Mint, chopped (optional)

For the Zesty Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Marinate the chicken: In a large plastic bag, combine the chicken breasts with the lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings. Toss until the chicken is well coated in the seasoning mix. Marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. In the meantime, make the zesty yogurt sauce by whisking together all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add water to thin out sauce texture to preference. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. To cook the chicken: Preheat oven to 400F. In a large cast iron skillet, sear the chicken breasts on medium high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Place the oven-safe skillet in the preheated oven to bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove from oven and cool at room temperature for at least 5 minutes before thinly slicing.
  4. To make the bowls, distribute the cooked rice evenly between two serving bowls. Next add a generous amount of the sliced cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, red onion, and pita chips. Add the thinly sliced chicken and garnish with fresh parsley, mint, and lemon wedges. Serve with a drizzle of the zesty yogurt sauce or on the side. Enjoy warm with Vita Ice Lemon Lim Sparkling Water for a zero calorie refreshment!

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