Chicken Shawarma Bowl

I was so excited when I finally got the boyfriend to enjoy eating Lebanese food. That meant I could finally start cooking my favorite type of cuisine. These chicken shawarma bowls are extremely healthy, filling and have a great depth of flavor.

Peel baby carrots:

Slice chicken breasts into 1/2 inch pieces:

Season carrots:

Season chicken:

Saute onions and garlic with spices:

Add rice and chicken broth:

Chicken breasts finished:

All finished:

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Chicken Shawarma Bowl:

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 TBSP Turmeric
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Ground Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

FOR THE CARROTS:

  • 8 small carrots
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP Turmeric Powder
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil

FOR THE RICE:

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBSP Turmeric
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Ground Pepper
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

FOR THE GARNISH:

  • Pita Chips, Naan Bread or Pita Bread
  •  1/2 cup Hummus
  • 1/2  cup Parsley,  roughly chopped
  • 16 Cherry Tomatoes, halved

FOR THE TAZIKI:

  •  1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 TBSP  Fresh Dill
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel carrots. On a baking sheet toss carrots with olive oil. Add spices and toss. Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes, flipping at 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile slice chicken breasts into 1/2 inch bite sized pieces. On a separate baking sheet, place chicken. Squeeze juice over chicken. Add spices and toss until evenly distributed. Place chicken in oven and bake till chicken is cooked though, about 23 minutes. Once done, set aside and let rest.

3. As the chicken and carrots are cooking, prepare rice. Add olive oil to a medium pot on medium high heat. Add onion and garlic, stirring so garlic does not burn, and cook about 2 minutes. Add spices and stir to distribute evenly. Add rice, chicken broth an lemon juice. Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer till rice is thoroughly cooked through, about 20 minutes.

4. Make Taziki: Stir together yogurt with dill, garlic powder and pepper. Place in refrigerator till ready to serve.

5. Serve: Place rice on bottom, then chicken. Add dollops of hummus and taziki on top of chicken.Sprinkle parsley and tomatoes on top. Scoop up with pita chips, naan or pita bread.

ENJOY!

 

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