Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarma is a garlicky Middle-Eastern dish. While it’s often served in a pita, it‘s equally delicious served on a bed of romaine and topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. This easy-to-make dish will become a favorite go-to on those extra-busy nights.

Nutrition Facts

Chicken Shawarma


202 Per Serving


27g Per Serving


3g Per Serving
Calories 202
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Sodium 356 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 27 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 vegetable, 3 lean meat


Servings  4   Serving Size   3 ounces chicken, 3/4 C vegetables, and 1 1/2 teaspoons feta

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into 1/2 x 2-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper ((coarsely ground preferred))
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled cucumber, sliced, and 1/2 medium unpeeled cucumber, chopped, divided use
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced, and 1 medium tomato, chopped, divided use
  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons minced, fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled, low-fat feta cheese


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  1. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker on sauté. Cook the onion for 3 minutes, or until soft, stirring frequently. Add the chicken. Cook the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Turn off the pressure cooker.
  2. Stir in the broth, garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, pepper, and salt. Secure the lid. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Quickly release the pressure.
  3. Arrange as follows on a platter: the sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, and romaine. Using a slotted spoon, place the chicken on the romaine. Top with the remaining chopped cucumber and chopped tomato. Sprinkle with the parsley and feta.
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Instant & Healthy: 100 Low-Fuss, High-Flavor Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker & Instant Pot®

The American Heart Association offers the ultimate guide to using your Instant Pot®, pressure cooker, or multicooker to support a healthy diet.With full-color photographs as well as easy-to-follow recipes, you'll enjoy a range of delicious, hearty meals as well as snacks, desserts, and more. Photography ©2018 by Lauren Volo.

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