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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium.

  • Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.

  • 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 Facts

376 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 34.4g; dietary fiber 5.6g; sugars 3.9g; fat 13.8g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 63.6mg; vitamin a iu 2481.9IU; vitamin c 11.4mg; folate 59.1mcg; calcium 84.5mg; iron 3.3mg; magnesium 81.4mg; potassium 601mg; sodium 606mg; thiamin 0.4mg.

1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat