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Chicken Shawarma for Two

March/April 2012

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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.


Chicken Shawarma for Two

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded unpeeled English cucumber or peeled regular cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads or lavash
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced romaine lettuce

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in another medium bowl. Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4-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).

Nutrition

Per serving: 376 calories; 14 g fat (2 g sat, 6 g mono); 64 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 6 g fiber; 606 mg sodium; 603 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (50% daily value), Magnesium (20% dv), Iron & Vitamin C (18% dv), Potassium (17% dv), Zinc (16% dv), Folate (15% dv)


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