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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 323.0
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.1 mg
  • Sodium: 362.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 29.1 g

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Chicken Shawarma

Submitted by: RD03875

Introduction

Delicious Middle Eastern sandwich recipe. You can add hot sauce or red pepper flakes, you can use more or less lemon juice, more or less spice.'
Chicken can be made kebab style or on the stove, sandwich can be rolled up "burrito" style or eaten flat.
Delicious Middle Eastern sandwich recipe. You can add hot sauce or red pepper flakes, you can use more or less lemon juice, more or less spice.'
Chicken can be made kebab style or on the stove, sandwich can be rolled up "burrito" style or eaten flat.

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    Chicken "marinade"
    2 TBS lemon juice
    1 tsp curry powder
    1/2 tsp olive oil
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 lb skinless, boneless, chicken breast cut into 16 3 inch strips

    Sauce:
    1/2 cup plain reduced fat yogurt
    2 TBS tahini
    2 2 tsp lemon juice
    1/4 tsp salt (IF DESIRED, NOT FIGURED INTO THE NUTRITION INFORMATION BECAUSE I DO NOT USE SALT)
    1 garlic clove, minced

    4-6 inch pitas opened out
    1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
    8 1/4 inch thick tomato slices.
    onion slices if desired.
    Kebab skewers

Directions

Preheat grill to medium high heat

Mix chicken with first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, toss well to coat.
Let stand at room temp 20 minutes.

To prepare sauce, combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt (IF DESIRED), stirring with a whisk

Kebab style:
Place 2 chicken strips on each of 8 skewers, place kebabs on a grill rach coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.
Stove method:
Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray, heat over medium heat. Add chicken pieces and saute or stir fry style until done.

Carefully open up pita so you have 2 halves. Top each with 1/4 cup lettuce, 2 tomato slices, then 4 chicken pieces. Add sliced onion if desired. Drizzle with prepared sauce and hot sauce if desired.
Carefully fold other 1/2 pita over mixture and roll up "burrito" style.

Serving Size: Makes 4-5 pita roll ups

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RD03875.






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