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Middle Eastern Chicken Shawarma

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Ingredients

For the Marinade
1 cup yogurt (plain)
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cardamom pods
1 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
For the Chicken
6 x boneless, skinless chicken thighs
For the Sauce
1 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons yogurt
For the Sandwich
1 onion (thinly sliced)
1 to 2 tomatoes (thinly sliced)
1 cucumber (thinly sliced)
1/2 teaspoon sumac
1/2 cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)
Optional: pickle slices
4 large Danny's pita breads)

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Middle Eastern Chicken Shawarma

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    Ingredients

    • For the Marinade

    Directions

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    Steps

    1
    Done

    In a large bowl, combine yogurt, vinegar, crushed garlic, pepper, salt, cardamom, allspice, and juice of 1 lemon, until well mixed.

    2
    Done

    Add chicken, coating well with marinade. If mixture seems too dry, add olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you've achieved the right consistency. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

    3
    Done

    In a stockpot or large saucepan, cook chicken over medium heat for 20 minutes or until done. Be sure not to overcook! If chicken becomes a little dry, add a few tablespoons of water.

    4
    Done

    When the chicken is done, you can shred it or leave it in larger slices.

    5
    Done

    While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, mix together tahini, crushed garlic, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons yogurt, mixing well. Set aside.

    6
    Done

    To a large bowl, add onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and sprinkle with sumac. Add the parsley and optional pickle slices and mix well. Set aside.

    7
    Done

    Place enough chicken on each pita so that it covers 1/4 of the bread. Add veggies and pour some sauce overall. Roll like a burrito and you have shawarma! You also can slit the pita open to form a pocket and stuff it.

    8
    Done

    You can serve shawarma with fries, falafel, hummus, or with a Middle Eastern salad like tabouleh.

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