Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma requires very little hands-on time and delivers a delicious punch of bold flavor. Serve in a pita or flatbread or as part of a rice bowl, with hummus, garlic or tahini sauce, hot sauce, pickled baby cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes.
Add bay leaves and stir to combine. Close the lid and pressure cook for 5 minutes.
Allow the pressure to release naturally. If you're in a hurry, do a 10 minute natural pressure release (NPR) i.e. allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and release remaining pressure using quick release (QR).
Stir chicken and sauce.
Transfer chicken to a serving dish using a slotted spoon, draining well.
Optional: heat oil in a frying pan or cast iron skillet. Saute the chicken till lightly browned, adding some of the sauce to deglaze and keep the chicken moist.
Garlic Sauce / White Sauce
Combine all ingredients for garlic sauce / white sauce in a medium bowl.