Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma
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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

CaloriesCalories

202 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

27g Per Serving

FiberFiber

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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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.

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Instant & Healthy. Copyright © 2018 by the American Heart Association. Photograph ©2018 by Lauren Volo. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available from booksellers everywhere.

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

CaloriesCalories

202 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

27g Per Serving

FiberFiber

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  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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This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Instant & Healthy. Copyright © 2018 by the American Heart Association. Photograph ©2018 by Lauren Volo. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available from booksellers everywhere.