Baked Chicken Shawarma

Baked Chicken ShawarmaI love Middle Eastern food!  Give me falafel, shawarma, hummus, anything, and I’m a very happy camper. While lots of the side dishes can be made at home, many of my favourites require frying or special equipment, so I was very excited when I came across this recipe. I kept it simple and put hummus, cucumbers, and tomatoes in a multigrain pita with the shawarma, but you can throw in anything. Hope you enjoy!

Baked Chicken Shawarma

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 chicken breast, sliced into strips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • Paprika (optional)

Note: if making more, double the spices for every additional chicken breast.

For the Sandwich

  • Pitas, cut in half
  • Hummus
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Onion, thinly sliced (optional) and any other vegetables/condiments you’d like

Directions

Preheat oven to 400oF and line baking sheet with tin foil.

Mix spices in a small bowl. Place chicken in a medium bowl and coat with olive oil. Pour spice mix over chicken and toss thoroughly to coat completely. Arrange chicken on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.

While baking, cut the pitas and vegetables. Once ready, spread the hummus on one side of the inside of the pita, put in a couple pieces of the chicken shawarma, top with vegetables, and enjoy!

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Source: OneWorldPlate

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