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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

315.7 calories; protein 30.3g 61% DV; carbohydrates 24.6g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 10.6g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 73.2mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 1368.9IU 27% DV; vitamin c 9.6mg 16% DV; folate 111.9mcg 28% DV; calcium 111.1mg 11% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 62.1mg 22% DV; potassium 826.4mg 23% DV; sodium 613.2mg 25% DV.