Chicken Shawarma

Prep time: 40 minutes / Cook time: 5 minutes / Serves: 4 Category:

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in another medium bowl. Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and toss to combine.
  4. Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. To serve, spread 1/4 cup of the cucumber-yogurt sauce on a pita (or lavash) and top with one-fourth of the chicken, tomato and lettuce. Fold like a taco (or roll closed, if using lavash). Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 whole-wheat pita breads or lavash (6-inch)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories 376
  • Fat 14 g
    • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Carbohydrates 34 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 606 mg
  • Potassium 603 mg

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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