Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. This chicken version is flavored with a savoury yoghurt sauce. This quick and easy chicken 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.
Chicken: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 16 (3-inch) strips Sauce: 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 Remaining ingredients: Cooking spray 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.