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GRILLED CHICKEN SHAWARMA WITH YOGURT SAUCE

A Middle Eastern inspired Grilled Chicken Shawarma recipe served on pita bread with vegetables and a yogurt sauce. It's sure to become a summertime favorite meal.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: chicken, grill or smoker, sandwiches
Author: Debbie

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • pita bread
  • romaine lettuce chopped
  • tomatoes chopped
  • cucumbers sliced
  • red onion sliced

MARINADE

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian "hot" paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

YOGURT SAUCE

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

GRILLED CHICKEN

  • Grill the chicken thighs over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes per side until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing or chopping.

MARINADE

  • Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a large ziplock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs ensuring the chicken is thoroughly coated with the marinade.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.

YOGURT SAUCE

  • Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to assemble and serve.