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Chicken Shawarma

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Shawarma is a Middle Eastern Arabic-style sandwich. Shawarma is a popular dish and fast-food staple across the Middle East, Shawarma is known as guss in Iraq.
  Malt vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Plain yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Mixed spice 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Skinless boneless chicken thighs 8
  Tahini 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 4 Medium, thinly sliced
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Lettuce 4 Cup (64 tbs), shredded
  Pita bread rounds 8
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1.In a glass baking dish, mix together the malt vinegar, 1/4 cup yogurt, vegetable oil, mixed spice, cardamom, salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs into the mixture and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

2.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, 1/4 cup yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, taste, and adjust flavors if desired. Cover and refrigerate.

3.Cover the chicken and bake in the marinade for 30 minutes, turning once. Uncover, and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove from the dish, and cut into slices.

4.Place sliced chicken, tomato, onion, and lettuce onto pita breads. Roll up, and top with the tahini sauce

Recipe Summary

Middle Eastern
Holiday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 447 Calories from Fat 168

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.9%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.92 mg0.31%

Sodium 388.8 mg16.2%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.6%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 29 g57.1%

Vitamin A 57.3% Vitamin C 32.7%

Calcium 10.4% Iron 11.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Chicken Shawarma Recipe