Chicken Shawarma

Chicken ShawarmaShawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced seasoned meat. This version features chicken, along with a cucumber-yogurt sauce, fresh tomato and crunchy romaine lettuce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads or lavash
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce

Directions

Preheat grill to medium.

Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in another medium bowl. Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and toss to combine.

Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.

To serve, spread 1/4 cup of the cucumber-yogurt sauce on a pita (or lavash) and top with one-fourth of the chicken, tomato and lettuce. Fold like a taco (or roll closed, if using lavash). Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Found at http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chicken_shawarma.html

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