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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Chicken Shawarma for Two Recipe. Enjoy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Chicken Shawarma for Two.
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced seasoned meat. This recipe for two features chicken, along with a cucumber-yogurt sauce, fresh tomato and crunchy romaine lettuce.
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
1/2 cup shredded unpeeled English cucumber or peeled regular cucumber
2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
2 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads or lavash
1 small tomato, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced romaine lettuce
Preheat grill to medium.
Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in another medium bowl. Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat. Add oil and toss to combine.
Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
To serve, spread half the cucumber-yogurt sauce on each pita (or lavash) and top with half the chicken, tomato and lettuce. Fold like a taco (or roll closed, if using lavash).
Per serving: 376 calories; 14 g fat ( 2 g sat , 6 g mono ); 64 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 6 g fiber; 606 mg sodium; 603 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (50% daily value), Magnesium (20% dv), Iron & Vitamin C (18% dv), Potassium (17% dv), Zinc (16% dv), Folate (15% dv)
From EatingWell: March/April 2012