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Chicken Shawarma

Asked by DJDeeJay. Answered on 12th February 2016

Full question

In the US version of Simply Nigella, the Oven-Baked Chicken Shawarma calls for 12 boneless and skinless chicken thighs. Do you know approximately how many pounds this is? Thank you!

Our answer

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs (sometimes labelled as chicken thigh fillets) are marintaed in spices and then roasted in a very hot oven to make Nigella's Oven-Cooked Chicken Sharwarma. The recipe serves between 6 and 12 people, so 12 thighs allows for 1 to 1 1/2 thighs per person.

Chicken thighs do vary in size but in the UK 12 skinless, boneless thighs weigh in total between 900g and 1.1kg, so for the US we would suggest allowing for a total weight of between 2 pounds and 2 1/2 pounds.

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