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Toronto Chicken Shawarma

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A healthy, serve-at-home version of a popular Toronto street treat."
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45 m servings 737
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 sandwiches)


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  1. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Whisk together the coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, grill seasoning, paprika, and turmeric in a bowl; whisk in juice of 1/2 lemon, garlic, and 3 tablespoons olive oil to form a paste. Coat the chicken breasts with the spice paste.
  3. Grill chicken breasts on the preheated grill until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink at the center, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and cool for 1 to 2 minutes; slice thinly.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir onion, red pepper, and yellow pepper into the hot olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir together Greek yogurt, tahini, juice of remaining 1/2 lemon, and remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a bowl until smooth; season with salt.
  6. Place pitas on the grill until heated through and lightly charred on the outside, about 1 minute per side. To assemble each sandwich, place some sliced chicken on each pita; top with some of the pepper mixture and a good dollop of yogurt tahini sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 737 calories; 39.6 46.4 49.1 114 1133 Full nutrition

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This was very good... the chicken seasoning was stellar, the yogurt sauce quite good and the peppers and onions gave a nice crunch. Make sure you use lots of the sauce.. the pita bread tends to ...

I used the spice mixture to marinate some precooked chicken meatballs. I cut the meatballs in half and coated all sides with the marinade, let them marinate for 2 hours and then sautèed them in ...

My husband just put in an order for this for every day of the week. I had to leave out the cardamon, because I didn’t have any, marinated the chicken for a few hours in the rub and I added some ...

Pros: easy prep, FLAVORFUL chicken, easy weeknight meal,

Very tasty. The recipe looks daunting due to all of the spices, but it comes together quickly. It's a good substitute for the street food, but it was missing something - maybe just the atmosph...

This went over very well in our house. I was fun to make on the grill and very well liked. Also I like to show my family the world via the dinner plate.

Good as written but used twice as much of the seasoning to coat both sides of 6 halved chicken breasts chicken well. Use sauce liberally, it's delicious and the recipe makes plenty.