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Trader Joe’s Chicken Shawarma Hummus Bowls

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If you find yourself with a package of Trader Joe’s chicken shawarma, this is just the meal you need! With a few more simple ingredients, we’ll turn this into a delicious and nutritious meal – Trader Joe’s shawarma chicken hummus bowls (just like my homemade sheet pan chicken shawarma hummus bowls!). A thick layer of hummus is topped with shawarma chicken and fresh veggies and all scooped up with warm and toasty pita chips. Turn leftover chicken into shawarma wraps.

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Hummus bowl with chicken and pita chips.
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What You’ll Love About Trader Joe’s Chicken Shawarma Hummus Bowls

  • Totally delicious lunch or dinner
  • Easy meal
  • Made with just 5 ingredients
  • Nutritious and satisfying
  • Balanced combination of protein, fiber, veggies, and flavor


  • Shawarma chicken thighs – You’ll need one package of Trader Joe’s shawarma chicken thighs.
  • Hummus – You can use any type of hummus – plain like I’ve used here, Mediterranean, or spicy hummus.
  • Pita bread – Use your favorite pita bread. Trader Joe’s stocks both whole wheat and white pita bread.
  • Cucumbers – We love the small Persian cucumbers (they don’t need to be peeled), but buy your favorite.
  • Tomatoes – Use whatever tomatoes are in season, if it’s not the summer, I typically recommend grape or cherry tomatoes. You could also use roasted grape tomatoes for a more intense flavor.
  • Olive oil, sea salt, black pepper
Trader Joe's ingredients to make chicken hummus bowl.

How to Make Hummus Bowls

This is an overview on how to cook Trader Joe’s chicken shawarma, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Cook Trader Joe’s shawarma chicken thighs. Cook according to package instructions, but cook to 185 degrees F (see why here). Let rest and thinly slice.
Trader Joe's chicken shawarma thighs on a baking sheet.
Heat pita bread. Try air fryer pita bread for warm and crunchy pita.
Pita chips in air fryer basket.
Prep veggies. Thinly slice cucumbers and slice tomatoes.
Veggies on a cutting board for hummus bowls.
Assemble hummus bowls. Add a big spoonful of hummus to a shallow bowl or plate and swoop across with the back of the spoon. Top with sliced chicken shawarma, cucumber, and tomatoes. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, freshly cracked pepper, and flaky sea salt. Serve with air fryer pita chips.
Hummus bowl with chicken, veggies, and pita chips.

Storage Instructions

Store chicken hummus bowl components in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat chicken in a 350 degrees F oven or a hot skillet until heated through.

Hummus bowl with Trader Joe's chicken shawarma thighs.

How to Feed Chicken Hummus Bowls to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

I would recommend serving this as a DIY meal so that everyone can make their own bowl or eat everything separately. 🙂 Serve the meal with a few items you know your kids will eat, like fruit, milk, and/or bread and butter if they don’t do pita bread.

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Hummus bowl with fresh veggies, shawrma chicken, and pita chips.

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Hummus bowl with chicken and pita chips.

Trader Joe’s Chicken Shawarma Hummus Bowls

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Wondering what to do with a package of Trader Joe’s chicken shawarma? With a few simple ingredients, you can turn it into a delicious chicken hummus bowl!


Units Scale
  • package of shawarma chicken thighs
  • 16 oz. hummus
  • pita bread
  • mini cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place chicken thighs on a lined sheet pan and bake until they reach 185 degrees F. Let rest and thinly slice.
  3. While chicken is cooking, make air fryer pita chips.
  4. Thinly slice cucumbers and slice tomatoes in half.
  5. Build bowls. Layer hummus in a shallow bowl and top with cucumbers, tomatoes, and sliced chicken. Serve with pita chips for scooping.


  • Chicken thighs are safe to eat at 165 degrees F, but for a cut like thighs or drumsticks with more fat and collagen, I prefer to cook them to 175-185 degrees F – see notes above for more info.

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