“Shall we go Greek?” Chicken Shawarma Recipe…

A couple of months ago I had a Rastafarian friend visit and I wanted to find a restaurant that  both of us could enjoy since Rasta’s are very particular about the foods they eat. So doing some art and shea butter shopping we ran across Ali Baba, a Greek, Turkish, and Mediterranean restaurant here in Atlanta.  On the menu was a Chicken Shawarma and although I was not totally familiar with it, it looked yummy. Since then I have often tried to remember what it was that  I ate that day, and guess what, today I found it on Instagram. So of course I had to look up the recipe and share with you guys. I found the recipe at www.thecookingjar.com. I have listed it below.  Enjoy!


Chicken Shawarma Sandwich Recipe

  • 1 cup cucumber, shredded
  • ¼ cup plain/Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1½ lb. chicken tenders
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 pita bread
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Romaine lettuce
  1. To make the sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and salt
  2. Combine garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper and oil and toss chicken tenders in the spice mixture to coat fully
  3. Grill chicken under cooked, about 3-4 minutes per side
  4. To assemble spread ¼ of the sauce mixture on a pita and top with ¼ of the chicken, tomato and lettuce
  5. Repeat for remaining pita slices
  6. Dish and serve hot

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