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Chicken Shawarma Sandwich

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This is the Lebanese version of the Turkish doner kebab or Greek gyros. It is traditionally cooked on a rotisserie in restaurants but this recipe helps anyone make it at home. It can be served on top of a fatoush salad or in a toasted pita sandwich. Dede's garlic sauce is a perfect compliment to this sandwich and is traditionally served that way.
  Chicken breast boneless 2 Medium, cut into strips (skinless)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Greek yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Seven spices 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
For serving
  Pita pocket 5 Medium
  Green pickle 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Turnip pickle 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and let marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat pan and add 3 tablespoon olive oil, add chicken and let cook for 10 minutes until chicken browns, cook for an additional 2 minutes if necessary to brown.
3. To make sandwich, use pita bread, spread garlic sauce on pita, add chicken, kabees (turnip pickle) and green pickles (you can add tomatoes and lettuce if desired).
4. Roll sandwich and press in the grill press to make sandwich crispy for 3 minutes.

5. In a serving plate, serve the shawarma with fries, pickles, garlic sauce and salad.

If using DedeMed's shawarma spice replace cardamom, cinnamon stick, 7 spices, paprika, dried parsley and cayenne pepper with 2 tablespoon Dede's Chicken Shawarma spice

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
125 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 408 Calories from Fat 111

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.2%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 39.9 mg13.3%

Sodium 910.3 mg37.9%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 24 g47.6%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 15.4%

Calcium 3.5% Iron 20.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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