Lunch / Dinner
Chicken Shawarma with yogurt-hummus sauce
When you cook nutritious ingredients in interesting ways, it doesn’t seem like you’re watching what you eat. This recipe for shawarma [shuh-WAHR-mah] is exactly that. Basically a Middle-Eastern taco, this version takes a lighter route using grilled chicken breast instead of beef or lamb, served in lettuce leaves, not pita. Drizzled with a delicious yogurt-hummus sauce, then served with a yummy salad, this is one winning menu.
FOR THE SAUCE, WHISK:
FOR THE CHICKEN, SLICE:
Preheat grill to medium-high.
For the sauce, whisk together yogurt, hummus, zest, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, garlic, ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. pepper, and ½ tsp. cumin; whisk in water until smooth.
For the chicken, slice breasts, lengthwise, into 12 strips.
Whisk together 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, oil, 1 tsp. cumin, ½ tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper for the marinade. Toss strips with marinade and thread, accordionstyle, onto four metal skewers. Coat skewers with nonstick spray.
Serve chicken in lettuce leaves and drizzle with sauce.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Cholesterol 92mg 30%
Sodium 713mg 29%
Carbs 5g 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.