Savory and spicy with just a hint of creaminess, this chicken does not disappoint.

Calories

380

Protein

28g

Carbs

10g

Fat

26g

Bring a streetside favorite to your own backyard with this easy recipe! The spices mix together to form an incredible flavor. To make it Whole30-compliant, we used Tessemae’s ranch instead of Greek yogurt. Serve it in lettuce with a little pico and tzatziki sauce, or turn it into a salad for a delicious lunch or dinner. This was one of our all-time favorites whilst living the Whole30 lifestyle!

Whole30® Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Prep Time

40 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

50 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner

Serving Size: 2 skewers

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup pico de gallo
  • ½ cup Whole30 Tzatziki Sauce (recipe below)

 

Marinade*

  • 1 cup ranch (Whole30-compliant)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

Whole30 Tzatziki Sauce

  • ½ cup minced cucumber
  • 1 cup Whole30-compliant ranch*
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place the chicken in a quart-sized, resealable plastic bag or airtight container.
  3. Add ranch and all of the spices, then shake until and chicken is evenly coated.
  4. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  5. Combine all Tzatziki Sauce ingredients in a bowl, then stir until combined.
  6. For best results, set aside for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  7. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 20 minutes before skewering the chicken.
  8. Distribute the chicken evenly amongst 8 skewers.  
  9. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  10. Cook chicken for 3–5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  11. Serve as a lettuce wrap with fresh pico, and tzatziki sauce, or as a salad.

 

*Analysis done with ¼ of marinade.

*I used Tessemae’s brand.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 380 (230 from fat)
Total fat 26g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 460mg
Carbohydrate 10g (4g dietary fiber, 4g sugar)
Protein 28g

 

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