Chicken Shawarma with Kushari

Source: Clean Eating Magazine  May/June 2009

Chicken ShawarmaClean Eating paired the Chicken Shawarma with Kushari.  It makes a tasty meal.  The spicy tomato sauce was great for dipping the chicken in.

We got about 4-6 servings.

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients: Spicy Tomato Sauce
1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
2 cups tomatoes, crushed
1/2 tsp red bell pepper, crushed (assume this is 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper)
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Ingredients: Chicken Shawarma
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp onion powder
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into paper-thin strips

DIRECTIONS
Spicy Tomato Sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Mash garlic with salt together in a small bowl to form a paste, then add to oil in saucepan and cook until soft and lightly brown, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and bell pepper, mixing occasionally until sauce reduces and thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Add vinegar, cumin, and black pepper. Continue cooking until sauce thickens again, about 10-15 minutes. Prepare chicken shawarma.

Chicken Shawarma: In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except chicken. Then add chicken. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours. Cook in non-stick pan over medium heat until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. (Time-saving Tip: To make slicing easier, freeze chicken for 20 minutes beforehand).

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