Monday, August 25, 2008

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarma is extremely popular healthy and very flavorful. As an appetizer, it is served on top of hummus, with pita bread for dipping. As a meal, it is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with lettuce,tomatoes, onions, pickles, beets, and tahini. Chicken shawarma is served in most Lebanese, Syrian, and Jordanian restaurants.

Ingredients -
Chicken shawarma:
  • 1/2 cup malt vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 8 pita bread rounds
Preparation - Chicken shawarma:
  • In a glass baking dish, mix together the malt vinegar, 1/4 cup yogurt, vegetable oil, mixed spice, cardamom, salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs into the mixture and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, 1/4 cup yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, taste, and adjust flavors if desired. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Cover the chicken and bake in the marinade for 30 minutes, turning once. Uncover, and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove from the dish, and cut into slices.
  • Place sliced chicken, tomato, onion, and lettuce onto pita breads. Roll up, and top with the tahini sauce.
Chicken Shawarma Video...

1 comment:

  1. i love shawarma. i'll try out the recipe and hope it works well .
    thank you for this wonderful blog

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