Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. This chicken version is flavored with a savory yogurt sauce. This quick and easychicken recipe is one the whole family will love. It adds some flair to the usual, plain grilled chicken. This chicken will also make the perfect next-day lunch.
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt (such as Fage)
2 tablespoons tahini
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
4 (6-inch) pitas
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
8 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices
How to Make It
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.
To prepare sauce, combine yogurt and next 4 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove), stirring with a whisk.
Thread 2 chicken strips onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.
Place pitas on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Place 1 pita on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup lettuce and 2 tomato slices. Top each serving with 4 chicken pieces; drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce.
Serve with some garlicky, buttery naan or whole wheat pita and enjoy!
Delicious!!!made it today for my family👍,i used mayonnaise,and put in the mayonnaise minced garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice,spread it on pitta bread,put chopped lettuce,chicken on top and some french fries,rolled it tightly and put it in the sandwich grill,wen hot and toasted put on a plate cut in the middle and enjoy❤️
Delicious! I love that I can make this outside for a summer meal. Even if, as it happened for me, it starts to rain when you're grilling! I used greek flatbreads and also served it on aluminum foil because it was a bit messy. I subbed spinach instead of lettuce in a pinch and it was a fast, relatively easy meal. Though the initial reason we tried shawarma was because of Tony Stark in "The Avengers", we'll be keeping this in regular rotation for our meals ;)
Quick, easy & delicious! I don't have a grill so I broiled the chicken and it turned out fine. I served this with carrot salad on the side and my family really enjoyed it. I would be happy to serve this to company as well!