Chicken Shawarma

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 172.0
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 76.0 mg
  • Sodium: 522.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 30.5 g

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This recipee comes from the July 2008 Cooking Light; they say "Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas." This recipee comes from the July 2008 Cooking Light; they say "Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas."
Number of Servings: 4


    2 Tbls fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp curry powder
    2 tsp olive oil
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp cumin
    3 garlic cloves minced
    1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 16 strips


Combine all the seasoning in a large bowl (ziplock bag). Add chicken; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes (I put mine in the fridge for about 2 hours because I was getting everything ready early)
Cook chicken (grilled or in a pan on the stove) until done, about 4 minutes per side

This makes 4 servings and is good on pita bread or over a lettuce salad. You can also make a sauce/dressing with lemon juice, garlic, Fat Free Greek Yogurt, salt and tahini. Play around with the proportions until you get the consitancy you like. Go light on the tahini as it is LOTS of calories, but really good.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JANELLEI.

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  • Very tasty. It didn't taste like any schwarma I've had before but I still found it very good. Flavorful and fragrant. Served with brown rice. - 4/18/11

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  • Pretty good... the curry was a little overpowering- I've never had schwarma with so much curry taste to it. Anyway, I put it on pita thins with hummus and ate it at a sandwich. Pretty good! - 1/17/10

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  • Made this last night and I loved it. I added steamed peas and carrots and mixed it together and had it on brown rice...although basmati rice would have been better! - 1/7/10

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  • Mmm....this is delicious. I baked mine in a 400 degree oven instead of on top of the stove. It came out wonderful! - 1/6/10

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  • I LOVE IT! - 7/16/09

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