It’s not tastier than street meat, but it probably has less bacteria.



  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced or 1 tbs granulated garlic
  • 1 tbs cumin toasted and ground
  • 1 tbs paprika (hungarian hot & sweet)
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp aleppo pepper
  • 2 tbs salt


  1. Combine



  • Umm, chicken.  I like a mix of thighs and breasts, ymmv
  • 2 red onion cut into big chunks


  1. Marinade chicken and onion for an hour
  2. Heat oven to 425
  3. Put chicken and onion on sheet pan, shaking off excess marinade
  4. Roast chicken 30 minutes
  5. Remove from oven, heat up cast iron skillet
  6. Cut chicken into bits
  7. Sear chicken in skillet till its just a big crisp
  8. Serve with pita, tomato, cucumber, hot sauce and white sauce


The original source of this comes from the NYT, whose cooking site is the best on the interwebs.