Other reviewers agreed that, as written, this recipe lacks a wow-this-is-delicious factor, but I give it a "great" because with a few, easy changes, it IS delicious and still plenty healthy. 1 - Use REAL garlic instead of powder. I added a clove of minced garlic to my chicken "marinade" and a clove of garlic paste (mince garlic, add a touch of salt as an abrasive, and scrape it all with the side of your knife until it's a paste) to my tahini dressing. 2 - To my chicken marinade, I also added lemon juice (1-2T), hot sauce (1T), 1 T honey, and just the tiniest bit more salt than called for. 3 - Keep your chicken breast whole when grilling (I pounded mine a little for even cooking). It will be SO much juicier and more tender if you let it rest for a couple of min after cooking and THEN slice it. 4 - Add some thinly sliced white or red onion on top, along with the lettuce and tomatoes. Delicious!
Chicken Shawarma for Two
From EatingWell: March/April 2012
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.
4 Reviews for Chicken Shawarma for Two
My husband is very picky and when I showed him the recipe he turned his nose up at it. Turns out he loves it! He doesn't get excited about very many dinners but he does about this one!
Easy recipe - had all basic ingredients in cupboard and was able to throw this together quickly. Added a touch of cayenne to give chicken a kick and didn't even use the pita (wasn't in my cupboard). Piled everything on top of the chicken. Yogurt sauce was well-balanced although grating the cucumber made it a bit watery - I'd probably dice it next time; wasn't a knock-out punch, though. Doubled the recipe for lunch leftovers and glad I did. Overall, great, healthy, easy meal!
I made the tahini myself, which was a little more effort than expected, but otherwise this was a pretty easy recipe. I added a little more yogurt than it called for (actually almost twice as much), but that was just personal preference. We had it on whole wheat pita pockets and it was yummy! I used less garlic powder than it called for, but I wish I'd used it all because my meat could've used more kick. Overall a fun, tasty recipe :)