A little like Greek gyros, Shawarma is a Middle-Eastern specialty in which meats are grilled on a rotating spit. In this yummy dish, the chicken is served in a warm pita with vegetables and a creamy tahini-yogurt sauce. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat broiler. For yogurt sauce, in a small bowl stir together yogurt, tahini, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; set aside.

  • In a small bowl stir together the lemon peel, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, allspice, black pepper, cardamom, and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over chicken breast halves. Rub into chicken to coat all sides evenly.

  • Arrange chicken on the unheated rack of a foil-lined broiler pan. Place the pan under the broiler so the surface of the chicken is 4 to 5 inches from the heat. Broil 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear turning once halfway through cooking time.

  • Arrange warm pita halves on a platter. Top with lettuce, tomato, and avocado slices. Top with chicken breast halves and drizzle with yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 613 mg sodium. 826 mg potassium; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 30.3 g protein; 1369 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 112 mcg folate; 111 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 62 mg magnesium;