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Sanjukta Choudhury


june 03, 2024

Scrumptious Shawarma Roll Recipe

- 2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
- 3 tbsp olive oil- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp ground paprika
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for Marinade

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- Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a bowl
- Add chicken thighs and coat well
- Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight for the best result

Marinating the Chicken

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- 1 cup Greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl
-  Mix until smooth and well-blended

Preparing the Sauce

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- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C)
-  Place marinated chicken on a baking sheet
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and slightly charred

Cooking the Chicken

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- Once cooked, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes
-  Slice the chicken into thin strips

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Slicing the Chicken

- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
Wash and prepare all vegetables as listed

Preparing the Vegetables

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- Use 6-8 large pita or flatbreads
- Warm them in a dry pan or oven for a few minutes

Warming the Flatbreads

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- Place a warmed flatbread on a clean surface
- Spread 2-3 tbsp of yoghurt-tahini sauce in the center
- Add a handful of shredded lettuce

Assembling the Shawarma Roll

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Adding the Chicken and Vegetables

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- Add a generous portion of sliced chicken
- Top with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced onions

- Fold in the sides of the flatbread
- Roll tightly from the bottom to the top
- Serve immediately with extra sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Rolling the Shawarma

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