“Make” Chicken Shawarma in 3 steps… The “CynEats” Way

  Posted by - February 4, 2017 - Uncategorized

Sometimes Most of the time, I want a simple and delicious meal thats EASY and also doesn’t require a million ingredients or pans. Does anyone feel me on this?

If you guys follow me. Then you know…. THE SIMPLER, THE BETTER.

This entire meal took me literally 15 minutes to make. And 10 minutes of it was me sitting around (scrolling through IG), and waiting for the oven to beep.

Yes, I made a sous vide chicken with a shawarma marinade, rice and lentils, and a side salad in 15 minutes or less.

Before I get into it, here’s a little back story: Last week, I went to the Fancy Food Show (a foodie conference in SF) and I was super intrigued by Wild Garden.

I was naturally drawn to them because they were giving out free food, lol. So basically, they had me at HELLO?

I sampled some pieces of meat that had SO MUCH FLAVOR and tasted delicious. They use all natural ingredients with authentic Mediterranean spices.  BTW they also have pilafs that you can cook in 90 seconds… Think: rice and lentil, couscous, and bulgur.

SO fast forward to yesterday when I was doing my weekly grocery shopping online from GoodEggs.com (they deliver straight to your door the next day- legit AF). Anyways, I was scrolling through their poultry section when I saw….

READY TO EAT SOUS- VIDE COOKED CHICKEN for only $9.99

Sayyyy whaattt?? I don’t have to cook it myself? I’M IN!

The chicken is made from Roli Roti, you know, the food truck that always has a lonngggg ass line of people waiting for their chicken.

So here’s what I did. Guys it’s so easy…

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees (the chicken comes cold, so you definitely want to heat it up)
  2. Pour marinade over chicken
  3. Throw it in the oven for 15 minutes.

It came out PERFECT and it really is that easy. The shawarma marinade was perfect in every day, it added so much flavor with hints of cardamom, cumin, and other herbs.

Wild Garden also has these pilafs that you can heat in 90 seconds. For anyone thats always on-the-go…. these are a game changer.

I’m a huge fan of their rice and lentil, made with caramelized onions. Other pilafs include bulgur wheat cooked in a tomato sauce and mediterranean herbs.

So next time you’re looking to cook in the kitchen “the CynEats way ” AKA “the easier, the better”… then make sure you pick up a few of these Wild Garden pilafs and marinades. It goes well with any type of protein: beef, lamb or chicken.

And if you’re looking for that 1 less step, have your groceries delivered by GoodEggs.com.

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3 Comments

  • Kelly - A Side of Sweet February 11, 2017 - 8:42 pm Reply

    So good! It’s always good to have halfway homemade options on those busy days!

  • Tien Lee February 7, 2017 - 11:18 pm Reply

    Making my first Good Eggs order and getting that chicken! I live in south bay, so going to Roli Roti is a trek for me these days. Hope it’s just as good.

  • Fran February 5, 2017 - 12:11 pm Reply

    Which one was your favorite marinade? I’m going to order a few for my themed dinner party next weekend. Thanks in advance.

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