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Keeping things healthy and delicious with this Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma with Sesame Sweet Potatoes and Hummus. Middle eastern seasoned chicken, roasted with sesame sweet potatoes, and served up bowl style with hummus, fresh naan, arugula, and even some feta too. This quick cooking, easy sheet pan dinner comes together in just about an hour. It’s colorful, healthy, and beyond good. Incorporate this into your weekly dinner rotation, serve it up at your next dinner party, or prep ahead of time and enjoy for lunch throughout the week.

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I figured starting Monday off with a healthy sheet pan recipe would be a welcomed idea by all. Whether you celebrated the Super Bowl or not, it’s always nice to start the week off with something easy, colorful, and delicious. This sheet pan recipe is all of that, and I really could not be more into it. It’s SO GOOD.

I actually made this just this past Friday. I had other plans for today’s post, but was way too excited to share this recipe. It’s one of those dinners I know I’ll be making time and time again.

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma with Sesame Sweet Potatoes before baking

Over the years I’ve made a lot of versions of Shawarma, none of them all that traditional…definitely not this cauliflower Shawarma. But they’re all wonderful in their own way. Shawarma is a middle eastern street food made with roasted meat. Originally lamb was used, but it’s often made with chicken, beef, or pork as well. The meat is then seasoned well, and usually served inside a pita, or on a plate with hummus.

I’ve been on a huge chickpea and sweet potato kick these last few weeks. So when I had the idea of a hummus bowl with sesame sweet potatoes, I knew I also needed to include chicken Shawarma.

Quite simply, here’s a way to enjoy a bowl of hummus and middle eastern street food, both together for dinner.

Perfect for Monday night, right?

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma with Sesame Sweet Potatoes on baking sheet

The quick break down of this sheet pan dinner.

For starters, find yourself a good sheet pan. A lot of you have been asking what my personal favorite is. I love these USA Pans. I don’t use them in photos because they don’t project that “vintage” look I often go for. But I do use them almost everyday. The ridges keep food from sticking and make for easiest clean up.

You got your sheet pan? Great. Now add some chicken breasts and season them well with plenty of garlic, smoked paprika (very important for flavor), cumin, and lemon. Add sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, and olive oil. Toss, toss, toss. Then roast in the oven until the chicken is cooked and the sweet potatoes are charring on the edges.

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While the chicken is roasting, mix up a simple arugula and sun-dried tomato salad. Locate some hummus (yes, store bought is totally fine), slice up some cucumbers, and crumble some feta. Once the chicken and sweet potatoes have finished cooking, toss everything together.

I love swirling the hummus in the bottom of a low bowl and then layering in the chicken, sweet, potatoes, feta, arugula salad, and cucumbers. Oh, and the naan too You know you can’t forget the naan.

It’s kind of like eating at a middle eastern restaurant snuggled in the heart of NYC. But better, because you’re nice and cozy in your own home.

Bonus? This is such a great meal to incorporate into your weekly meal prep.

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If you make this sheet pan chicken Shawarma, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma with Sesame Sweet Potatoes and Hummus

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 1170 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
    2. On a rimmed baking sheet, combine the chicken, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, garlic, paprika, cumin, crushed red pepper, the juice of 1 lemon, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the chicken. Add the sweet potatoes and drizzle with olive oil, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Arrange everything in an even layer. Add the juiced lemon halves. Transfer to the oven and roast for 40-45 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
    3. Meanwhile, combine the arugula, sun-dried tomatoes + 2 tablespoons oil from the jar, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
    4. To serve, spread the hummus into bowls and top with the chicken, arugula, cucumbers, feta, and fresh dill. Serve with naan. Enjoy! 


  • 1. Prepare as directed above through step 3. Let the chicken and sweet potatoes cool.
    2. Divide the chicken and sweet potatoes among 4-6 storage containers.  Add the arugula and sun-dried tomatoes, leaving off the sun-dried tomato oil to prevent the greens from wilting. 
    3. Alternately, you can store the chicken, hummus, and veggies in separate containers and assemble when ready. Food will keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
    4. Before serving, warm each bowl, if desired, and top with hummus, feta, cucumbers, and dill. 
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  1. My family loves your Greek Sheet Pan Souvlaki and Potatoes which is cooked at the same temperature but you roast the potatoes for 20 minutes alone before adding the seasoned chicken for the final 20-25 minutes. If my chicken breasts are cut in half, would this be a better approach for this recipe to get charred sweet potatoes without dry chicken? I am wondering if I need to add some of the seasoning from the chicken onto the sweet potatoes before starting them. Thanks for all of your great recipes. We are big fans!

    1. Hey Rose,
      Sure, that would also work nicely for you!! If you want seasoning on your sweet potatoes, then yes you can absolutely add some of the chicken seasoning. Let me know if you give this recipe a try! xT

      1. 5 stars
        Thanks for the quick reply, Tieghan. I made the recipe as we discussed (pre-cooking sweet potatoes for 20 minutes then adding chicken) and both were perfectly cooked. I did broil them for a few minutes at the end to achieve the lightly charred color that your pictures show. The hummus was a brilliant addition to the dish. Thanks for another easy and flavorful meal!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I literally cook lunch 4 or 5 times a week and it never fails. More than half of those meals are yours. 😆

    You’ve never let me down. All your recipes are incredible. I don’t even make substitutions or adaptations. Favorite food blogger by far!

    1. Hey Lance,
      Amazing!! I’m so glad to hear this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! Thanks for your kind message and have a great weekend! xT

    1. Hey Laura,
      Happy Monday! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go and your comment! Love to hear that it turned out well:)

  3. 5 stars
    Hands down the best chicken shawarma marinade I’ve found. I subbed garlic powder for the cloves just to save time on a weeknight and it worked fine. All the flavors balanced each other so well! Also love that there’s no wait time on the marinade. Adding to our rotation!

    1. Hey Jenny,
      That’s fantastic to hear! Thanks for trying this dish and your comment, love that it was enjoyed! xT

  4. 4 stars
    This looks so yummm! But then I looked at the amount of calories per serving and you stated that a portion is almost 1200kcal.. Is this accurate? Because that’s a lot! I would really like to know..

    1. Hi Faddie,
      I always recommend that if the nutritional information is important to you, you use your own personal calculator. Ours is automatic and controlled by google. It’s not something we’d prefer to be using. We are required to. I’m sorry for the trouble, we do our best! Hope you enjoy the recipe! xT

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely Delicious! Thank you! I used six chicken breasts (about 4lbs), made the same quantity of marinade (let marinated chicken sit in fridge for a couple hours. Baked potatoes for about 15 minutes then added chicken for the final 30. I think the pan was full of liquid from the chicken releasing it’s juices???… so I removed all breasts and liquid and popped the potatoes back in for awhile. I put chicken breast on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce sundried tomatoes mixture and a few dollops of homemade hummus around it. Filled the around the rest of the plate with the sweet potatoes. A new favourite!

    1. Hey MJ,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback! I am no surprised with all of the juices coming from that amount of chicken:) So glad to hear everything was enjoyed! xTieghan

  6. Made this as written and loved it! Want to make on a beach trip for a larger group, some vegetarian- any recommendations for how to make/season chick peas to serve alongside for non meat eaters? Thanks!!

    1. Hey Valerie,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! I would just does the chickpeas in the same seasoning as the sweet potatoes. xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      So delicious! Made your homemade naan recipe too! Everyone enjoyed including the picky eaters!! Surprisingly so incredibly easy for a weeknight meal. Thank you!!

      1. Hi Denise,
        Happy Wednesday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it!☀️🌈 xT

  7. 4 stars
    We loved the flavors in this dish. However, my chicken came out pretty dry and the sweet potatoes were not as carmelized as I like. I think next time I’ll give the sweet potatoes a little head start and then add the chicken or not add the lemon juice until the end. The lemon juice seemed to make everything too wet so that contributed to the potatoes not caramelizing. Definitely will make again though with those little changes.