Chicken Shawarma Bowls

Fresh and delicious chicken shawarma bowls using all Trader Joe’s ingredients! This light and flavorful meal is is so easy.

Easy chicken shawarma bowls using all Trader Joe's ingredients! Chicken Shawarma Bowl - Dash Of Mandi

I’ve recently discovered all the glorious marinated meats at Trader Joe’s. In the past this was always something I’d just walk on by. However, after I took the time to really look at each and every one I realized there are so many good options. So far I’ve tried the pollo asada, carne asada, and pesto chicken. They’re super convenient for week-night dinners. Also, for cooking ahead of time for meal prepped lunches. Last week I finally gave these chicken shawarma thighs a try! The instructions give a bake and grill option. I decided to bake mine and they came out super juicy and tender. I was impressed with how flavorful this chicken turned out.

Other Trader Joe’s marinated meats I recommend:

  • Pollo Asada
  • Pesto genovese chicken breast
  • Balsamic rosemary steak tips
  • Harissa chicken thighs
  • Carne Asada

A delicious bowl seemed like a great way to use these chicken thighs. I used Trader Joe’s chickpea and red lentil risoni as the base. However, you could use rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice. It all depends on what you prefer! Then I loaded it with the sliced chicken thighs, Trader Joe’s tzatziki, crumbled feta, olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, fresh dill and lots of lemon! These chicken shawarma bowls was one of the most refreshing meals that I had in a while.

Trader Joe's Chicken Shawarma Bowl

This meal is super easy to throw together. It would also make a great prep ahead lunch! Click here for my favorite meal prep containers. In the summertime I’m always craving fresh meals like this. So this one will definitely be on rotation for my lunch menu.

Other easy recipes you will love:

Greek risoni salad

Slow-cooker pepita salsa tacos

Italian pasta salad

Shrimp street corn salad

I hope you love these chicken shawarma bowls as much as I do! If there’s any other Trader Joe’s products you’d like to see me make a recipe with please comment below. I’m always looking for new inspiration πŸ™‚

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Chicken Shawarma Bowl



1 package of Trader Joe’s chicken shawarma thighs, cooked according to package instructions
1 box Trader Joe’s chickpea and red lentil risoni, cooked according to package instructions, or grain of choice
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 English cucumber, sliced and halved
3/4 cup crumbled feta, or more/less to taste
1 cup tzatziki
2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
1/2 cup olives of choice
juice of 1/2 a lemon
lemon wedges, for serving
salt and pepper to taste


Once chicken thighs are done cooking let them rest for a few minutes then slice into thin strips or bite size pieces.

Squeeze juice from half a lemon on the risoni and add salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

Assemble your bowls by adding the risoni as the base. Then add the chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, tzatziki, dill and olives.

Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!


*the chicken shawarma comes in all different weights. If you’re serving more people I’d go for a larger weight.

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    I want to meal prep this,should the grains and CHICKEN be warmed? I was Thinking i would keep the veggies SEPARATE to be able to warm the rest?

      Amanda Hickman

      totally up to you! I prefer the chicken and grains warm