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Shawarma-Spiced Chicken Pita with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Shawarma-Spiced Chicken Pita with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce
Source: Epicurious

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 4 pitas
  • 1 cup full-fat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped dill, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 large English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4"-thick half-moons (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 3/4 cup small cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
PREP TIME
20m
COOK TIME
22m
TOTAL TIME
42m
YIELD
4 servings

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, cinnamon, 2 Tbsp. oil, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add chicken and toss to coat.
  • Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°F, 12–15 minutes; wrap pitas in foil and warm in oven during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, mix yogurt, tahini, garlic, lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl until incorporated.
  • Fold in 2 Tbsp. dill and 2 Tbsp. mint.
  • Toss cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in another medium bowl.
  • Thinly slice chicken.
  • Place 1 warmed pita on each plate and top evenly with chicken and tomato-cucumber salad.
  • Drizzle each pita with 2 Tbsp. tahini-yogurt sauce; top with dill and mint.
  • Serve remaining tahini-yogurt sauce alongside.

Dinner

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