It’s a kind of Lebanese-style chicken kebab … pita bread topped with spicy marinated chicken, mixed with raw vegetables, seasoned with garlic and yoghurt sauce.
Ingredients for 2 persons
- 400 g of tomatoes and cucumber
- 4 pita breads (If you cannot find one in your store near you, here is the link to my recipe to prepare it yourself)
For the chicken with spices
- 200 g of chicken breast
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon of dried garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of paprika
- ½ teaspoon of chili powder
- 2 pinches of salt
- 2 pinches of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
For the sauce
- 250 g of plain yoghurt
- 3 teaspoons of dried garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of black pepper
Step 1: sauce preparation
Mix all ingredients in a bowl: yoghurt, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Reserve in the fridge until the service.
Step 2: vegetables preparation
Wash the tomatoes – Remove the hard parts on the top – Cut the tomatoes in half – Cut thin slices.
Cut the ends of the cucumber – Peel the cucumber – Rinse with water – Cut in half – (Remove the pips according to the variety of cucumber) – Cut thin sticks.
Arrange the vegetables on a serving dish. Reserve in the fridge until the service.
Step 3: chicken preparation
Cut the chicken breast into strips.
In a bowl, mix the chicken with coriander, garlic, paprika, pepper, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice.
Heat an oil-free pan and grill the chicken pieces with spices.
Stir regularly. If the meat sticks in the pan, lower the cooking power and add a few drops of water in the pan. When all the chicken pieces are grilled, put them on a serving platter.
Keep warm until serving.
Step 4: It’s time to go eat !!!!
Place on the table: grilled chicken with spices, bowl of sauce, sliced vegetables and pita bread. The guests serve themselves in the dishes of service, make and take their dish as they please … with the fork, with the fingers, in plate, in sandwich!