When we first landed in Beirut in December 2019,  I’d get my kids on the bus and drop off my youngest at preschool,  then roam the streets of Achrafieh and Hamra, exploring every nook and cranny of this magnificent city.  One place that  called my name for a quick lunch on the go was Barbar, an authentic, centrally located, huge, bright shawarma stand smack in the middle of Hamra. The smell of shawarma bi Jded was alluring and the extra order of pickles more than hit the spot.

With Soul Roots Chicken Shawarma Spice, we are really thrilled to bring you authentic Beiruti street food smells and flavors… right to your home… wherever that may be!


2 lb thinly sliced chicken breast
⅔ cup  olive oil 
⅔ cup vinegar
2 ½  tablespoons Soul Roots Shawarma Spice

Combine sliced chicken breast and thighs with all ingredients. Marinade for 30 mins or up to 12 hours.  Preheat the oven at 425°F.  Place chicken and marination in a 9*13 \inch baking pan for 40 mins or until thoroughly cooked. If you want crispier chicken, finish off cooking time with the broiler setting for the final 3 to 4 minutes. Let rest for 5 mins. You can also drain the chicken and cook on a panini grill or flat griddle until fully cooked. Serve hot, wrapped in a pita, with a dollop of Creamy Garlic Toum Sauce and sliced Lebanese pickles.