Sumo Citrus® Chicken Shawarma & Sweet Potatoes

Savor the fusion of Middle Eastern flavors and citrus zest with this Sumo Citrus Chicken Shawarma & Sweet Potatoes recipe, a vibrant dish that promises to delight in just 40 minutes. Infusing tender chicken thighs with the legendary taste of Sumo Citrus, and pairing it with the natural sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes, this meal is a testament to the power of bold spices and fresh ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Makes: 4-6


  • 2 lbs. Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Sumo Citrus, zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Seeds
  • 3 medium Sweet Potatoes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Dill, chopped
  • Crumbled Feta, for serving
  • Naan, for serving
  • Baby Arugula, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a large, rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken thighs, olive oil, zest and juice of the Sumo Citrus, honey, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and thinly sliced sweet potatoes. Toss until mixed well. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. 
  3. (Optional: Marinate 20 minutes to overnight.)
  4. Evenly spread out the seasoned chicken and potatoes on the prepared baking pan. 
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender and chicken is fully cooked. 
  6. Garnish the chicken with the freshly chopped dill and mint. 
  7. Serve warm with the naan, crumbled feta, and baby arugula to enjoy!