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Chicken Shawarma for Two

  • 45 m
  • 45 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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.”


    • ½ cup shredded unpeeled English cucumber or peeled regular cucumber
    • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
    • 1½ tablespoons tahini
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
    • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon curry powder
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
    • 1½ teaspoons canola oil
    • 2 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads or lavash
    • 1 small tomato, chopped
    • 1 cup thinly sliced romaine lettuce


  • 1 Preheat grill to medium.
  • 2 Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and ⅛ teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • 3 Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt in another medium bowl. Slice chicken breast crosswise into ¼-inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat. Add oil and toss to combine.
  • 4 Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  • 5 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).
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