Shawarma-Spiced Chicken Pita with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce
Shawarma-Spiced Chicken Pita with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 22 min
  • total: 42 min
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  • Summary

    Traditional shawarma calls for roasting meat on a large vertical spit. We mimic the effect here by roasting at a high temperature, which yields chicken that is crisp on the outside yet moist and juicy on the inside.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
    • 4 pitas
    • 1 cup full-fat or low-fat plain yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon tahini
    • 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
    • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped dill, plus more for serving
    • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint, plus more for serving
    • 1/2 large English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4"-thick half-moons (about 1 cup)
    • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
    • 3/4 cup small cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (about 5 ounces)
    • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 711 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 41 g 63.6%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 50.38%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 146 mg 48.75%
    • Sodium: 1558 mg 64.93%
    • Calcium: 189 mg 18.9%
    • Potassium: 209 mg 5.97%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 23.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 43 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.77%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 38 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 106.24%
    • Vitamin C 28.92%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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