A wrap done by Middle Eastern street vendors - the recipe is surprisingly easy, not a lot of exotic ingredients, and good. The most difficult part is cutting the meat very thin! These can also be made with beef or lamb.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Marinade
Condiments

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make the marinade, stir together 1 cup yogurt, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and vinegar. Stir in the garlic, onion, pepper, red pepper flakes, mace, and salt. Marinate the chicken overnight in the refrigerator.

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  • Place oven rack in the top position, and turn oven on to Broil.

  • To cook, drain the marinade from the meat, and place on a slotted broiler pan. Broil on top rack of preheated oven, turning after a few minutes, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  • To assemble the schwarma, spread each pita with a tablespoon of plain yogurt, and layer with onion, tomato, and cucumber. Pile on the broiled chicken, and dress with Ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

486 calories; 32.6 g protein; 42.3 g carbohydrates; 75.6 mg cholesterol; 780.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
I am a Chef/ Manager for a Catering Company and I put this on my Menu to see if it was as good as it sounded..And by the way my Clients were lining up for these lovely little wraps it was a huge success.I did not put in the hot sauce and I am glad these had some kick Very Very Nice... Thank You Very Much. I will be having these with my family at home as well as at work... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2008
This meal had a very strange smell and taste. Even the cooking stage smelled strange. We ate it but something got lost in the translation. We are very big fans of Middle Eastern food usually but not this time. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
I am a Chef/ Manager for a Catering Company and I put this on my Menu to see if it was as good as it sounded..And by the way my Clients were lining up for these lovely little wraps it was a huge success.I did not put in the hot sauce and I am glad these had some kick Very Very Nice... Thank You Very Much. I will be having these with my family at home as well as at work... Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2007
This was awesome! It was easy to make and a really nice flavor. I took it easy on the spice in the marinade but only because my husband is not crazy about really hot food. But I added a few drops on the shwarma itself mmmmmmm I did BBQ it and it turned out good. I added a mix of chopped onion cucumber yellow bell pepper grape tomatoes and baby spinach. Seasoned it with garlic powder salt and pepper. This was a perfect summer meal that was easy to make!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2007
I found this very tasty. Next time I make it I will not do it in Pita Bread I am going to try it with veggies and potatoes or rice. Very nice thank you Irene Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
These were really great. A tip for slicing the meat really thin: Freeze it first for at least 30 minutes. Makes it much easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2007
This recipe for Schwarma was delicious. Not to spicey and so good that my whole family(include little brothers and sisters) were wishing I had made extra. The only change I made was I used home-made flat bread instead of Pita bread. This is a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2008
One adjustment... I omitted the Mace. And still...Man.. oh... man is about all I have to say. It was heavenly. Just like back in the Middle East. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2007
We really enjoyed this it reminded my daughter of the stuff by the same name she had had in Spain and she loved it. I think I would rather grill it (we'll try that next time as that's the way it was done in Spain) but this took little time overall and would make a great summer meal--light and pleasant on a hot night. It was not quite as spicy as I expected once cooked we also sliced open the pitas into pockets but we enjoyed the light flavor and the speed of cooking made it especially nice at the end of a busy day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2008
Enjoyed this recipe and I made as directed except used 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce. Since the chicken is marinated so much in advance the meal is a snap to pull together after work. I added chopped red pepper and shredded lettuce to the pita along with the other veggies and served with tzatziki. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
great taste! I made my own pitas and made more of the "marinade" and used that for my base. Stuffed with lettuce on top and a drizzle of ranch. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2008
This meal had a very strange smell and taste. Even the cooking stage smelled strange. We ate it but something got lost in the translation. We are very big fans of Middle Eastern food usually but not this time. Read More
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