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Food Review: On The Street Foods Chicken Shawarma Slices

On The Street Foods Chicken Shawarma Slices
Available at Costco


Chicken Shawarma, with roots in the Middle East, is thinly sliced chicken featuring regional spices.  A super popular street food, boneless/skinless chicken gets stacked in an inverted cone shape, then is cooked slowly on a rotisserie or spit with that fantastic blend of spices.  Street vendors then slice off portions of the cooked meat, serving it up with pita or naan bread.  Also great on salads and over rice, Chicken Shawarma is delightfully delicious, especially when paired with a yogurt, tzatziki, or tahini sauce.   

I'm a bit spoiled, I live in a town that has some great Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine eats, shout out to N&J Cafe, my favorite Chicken Shawarma spot in the Wichita Metro.

Sadly, the only time I ever eat Chicken Shawarma is when I go out to eat.  It's not a dish I fix at home.

Until now.

Chicken Shawarma
Chicken Shawarma over rice

Picking up some staple items at Costco on a recent shopping trip, I happened across a refrigerator holding several packages of On The Street Foods Chicken Shawarma Slices captive.  I broke one out and put it in the get-away cart.

This is fully cooked meat, so all you have to do is heat the Shawarma up per the package instructions, super easy, and super convenient and dinner is ready in about 5 minutes!

I served the Shawarma over seasoned rice, a classic platter presentation.  Biting into the chicken it's got all the notes you look for in a shawarma, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, a touch of cinnamon, some red pepper, and a bit of turmeric for color.  The chicken was tender, juicy, and satisfied my impromptu Middle Eastern street food craving.

Costing me $11.99 at Costco for 2 pounds of meat, I'm giving On The Street Foods Chicken Shawarma Slices 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.  Reasonably priced, it breaks down to just $1.50 per serving, and there's a lot of meat here, the bag states 8 servings and the serving portions are legit.  It's a super convenient eat and most importantly, tastes good.  Not as good as N&J Cafe, but pretty darn good nonetheless and I don't know about you, but how many people are able to stack up a cone of meat and put it on a spit at home?  

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike


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