Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Chicken Shawarma popular street food across the Middle East, this version offers a delicious, healthy balanced meal. Whole grain pita breast, low-fat chicken filling, loads of salad and a garlic yogurt sauce to replace the garlic mayo will leave you wanting more.

Cooking time
30 min
Preparation time
30 min
Serves
4
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50

Fit Foodie Recipe Score

35

Regular Recipe Score

Fit Foodie Meter was developed in consultation with the Indian Dietetic Association

This recipe scores more than regular recipe since it contains whole grain, protein, salad and has low fat.

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breast X 2 fillets each
  • 4 whole wheat pitas, cut into 2 each

 

Marinade

 

  • 1 tablespoon Saffola oil 
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon degi mirch
  • 1 teaspoon bhuna jeera powder
  • 1 -1/2  tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • rock salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

 

Salad

 

  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves, shredded

 

Sauce

 

  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lime juice 
  • Salt to taste

How to make Chicken Shawarma

  • Wash the chicken in cold water, pat dry, gently pound in between plastic bags, then reserve in a big bowl

 

Marinade

 

  • Place all the marinade ingredients except yogurt and oregano in a blender and blend until smooth. Whisk in the yogurt and oregano. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour the marinade over the chicken and leave in the fridge for at least an hour/overnight
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a heavy bottom pan. When it is very hot pick out half the pieces and lay flat in the pan. Sear over high heat until light brown, then turn and cook until done. Leave to rest for 10 minutes on a chopping board while you cook the rest. Chop into bite sized pieces and keep warm

 

Assemble

 

  • Line the base of each pita half with a lettuce, top with a little salad, followed by chicken, then some more salad, then a drizzle of garlic yogurt sauce. Repeat for rest and serve with extra sauce on the side if desired

 

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Very nice recipies :')

Very nice recipies :')

Jul 29, 2015

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