Spicy Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Spicy Chicken Shawarma

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4 (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 5 tablespoons plain low-fat Greek-style yogurt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 4 (6-inch) pitas, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup prechopped red onion

Procedure:

  1. 1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 tablespoon juice, and 2 garlic cloves.
  2. Add chicken; toss to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken mixture to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until browned and done, stirring frequently.
  4. 2. While chicken cooks, combine remaining 1/4 cup yogurt, remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, remaining 1 garlic clove, and tahini, stirring well.
  5. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini mixture inside each pita half; divide chicken evenly among pita halves.
  6. Fill each pita half with 1 tablespoon cucumber, 1 tablespoon tomato, and 1 1/2 teaspoons onion.
  7. serve.
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