The key to cooking juicy chicken without a spit in this healthy recipe is high heat and dark meat. The yogurt in the marinade gives the chicken both its tender texture and its alluring char. More yogurt in the sauce, along with crunchy cucumbers and herbs, keeps the flavors bright.

JJ Goode
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2018


Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 1/4 cup yogurt, onion, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves, coriander, cumin, allspice, pepper, 3/4 teaspoon salt and turmeric in a large bowl. Add chicken and rub the yogurt mixture into it. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 3 hours.

  • Position racks in upper third and center of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet; discard any remaining marinade. Roast on the center rack until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Move the baking sheet to the top rack and turn the broiler to high. Broil until browned in spots, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes. Thinly slice.

  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cucumber and herbs in a small bowl. Divide the chicken among lavash halves. Serve with the yogurt sauce and lettuce and tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 31.8g 64% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.4g 21% DV; sugars 3.3g; fat 9.8g 15% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 142.7mg 48% DV; vitamin a iu 151.7IU 3% DV; vitamin c 4.1mg 7% DV; folate 13.5mcg 3% DV; calcium 69.3mg 7% DV; iron 1.9mg 10% DV; magnesium 34.3mg 12% DV; potassium 390mg 11% DV; sodium 560.5mg 22% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious! I used dried mint because it was all my store had in stock and it still came.out great. Kind of wish I hadn't tried to stuff the pita though it might have had a better presentation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a fantastic recipe to feed a crowd. I doubled the recipe and put out all the toppings and sauce so everyone could make their own sandwich. It was a hit with kids and adults alike. I also served with the EatingWell tahini sauce with lemon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My fiance wouldn't stop raving about this! Read More