“Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma” from NYT Cooking App

Nicholas (14): We’ve had this before, haven’t we?

Maureen: Impressively remembered. Yes, we have. It was the Nigella Lawson version from “Simply Nigella” [Editor’s Note; I just went back to see if I blogged about it. Alas, I did not. But we do love it so.] That recipe was based on this version, which I’ve also made before. So I was hedging my bets because I already knew we all liked it.

Andrew (17): What is it?

Maureen: It’s chicken shawarma.

Tim: I remember now. We all liked it.

Maureen: Indeed we did. Which is why I’ve made it more than once. This is from the new cookbook.

Andrew: What’s the new cookbook?

Maureen: it’s not actually a cookbook. It’s the New York Times Cooking App.

Nicholas [Incredulously]: An app???

Maureen: Yes. We’re embracing the future. It’s going to be great. We have so many favourite recipes that come from the New York Times. We will eat well this month.

Tim: Maybe there will be too much choice, actually.

Maureen: That’s a real possibility. I fell down the rabbit hole of options when I was trying to figure out what we were going to have for dinner tonight. This wasn’t even what I intended to make. But I stumbled across it, knew we had it before and liked it, so thought we’d just have it again.

Andrew [As he quickly polishes off his second one]: It was a good choice. It’s delicious.

If you’d like to make this yourself, here’s a link to the original recipe in the New York Times. 

“Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma” from NYT Cooking App