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Shawarma
Spiced chicken served on a crunchy salad and topped with tahini dressing is a simple, healthy, and delicious dinner. For more recipes from Melissa Joulwan, click here.This recipe is reprinted with permission from Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less by Melissa Joulwan, copyright © 2016. Distributed by Greenleaf Book Group. To buy a copy of the book, click here.
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Chicken Shawarma
Chicken shawarma is a popular sandwich in the Middle East. It is basically a wonderful roasted chicken that has been marinated in an amazing yogurt spice mix, wrapped in pita bread with some pickles, fries, and tahini or garlic sauce. The secret to a chicken shawarma sandwich that is as good as — if not better than — your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant is the spice mix. Mastic is one of the key players in that spice mix; you can find it at Greek or Middle Eastern stores. Buying a little will go a long way because it is used in very small amounts in recipes (it does wonders when added to ice cream or rice pudding). This particular recipe for chicken shawarma came after a lot of experimenting and trying different recipes. The spice mix and cooking the onions and tomatoes with the chicken in the last five minutes (as opposed to using them raw) makes this sandwich a family favorite after the first bite. If you want to add a smoky taste to the chicken, a trick I learned from my aunt is to get some tin foil and make it like a little plate. Heat a little piece of coal, and when it starts turning red, put it on the tin foil plate. Next, add a little piece of butter on top of the coal. It will start to smoke. Put the tin foil cup on top of the chicken shawarma in the pot and cover it for five to 10 minutes. The chicken will have a smoky flavor, almost as if it were grilled.
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Heston
Ingredients: 1/2 cup malt vinegar 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil salt and pepper 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon minced ...
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Wendy
Awesome Lebanese sandwich served in most Lebanese restaurants. Can be served with Tahini sauce or Toum.
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Luke Summers
Flat pita bread is topped with garlic mayonnaise, cooked chicken, and a dill pickle spear in these authentic sandwiches.
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sanjayndalal@gmail.com (Tarla Dalal)
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ames107
Ingredients: Chicken: 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp curry powder 2 tsp olive oil 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips Sauce: 1/2 cup plain 2% greek yogurt 2 tbsp tahini 1/ ...
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David Bonom, Cooking Light JULY 2008
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. This chicken version is flavored with a savory yogurt sauce.
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UmmIbrahim
This simple recipe makes GREAT tasting shawarma. We like this served in pitas with this wonderful garlic mayo: Recipe #54833 tomato, cucumber, and red onion. Really a wonderful, flavorful sandwich. Hope you enjoy!
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Lavender Lynn
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Pali's Favorites
This is the number one thing I look for when I visit Palestine!
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Cafe Mediterranean
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