Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Wraps

Alyssa Reinbolt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Marinade 3 hours
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6


Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For chicken:

  • 6 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • extra virgin olive oil spray

Greek Yogurt Dressing:

  • 1 cup non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried dill week
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

To serve:

  • Bibb or Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Cucumber slices


  • In a medium bowl, combine garlic, spices, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk to combine.
  • Pound out the chicken breasts to about 1 inch thick filets. In a large, sealable plastic bag and pour marinade mixture on top. Seal the bag and gently turn to thoroughly coat chicken. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • To prepare the yogurt sauce, combine all ingredients in a glass or other non-reactive bowl and stir to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Heat a large skillet with olive oil spray over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from bag and discard remaining marinade. Add the chicken to the hot skillet and brown on each side, approximately 2 minutes per side. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  • Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, approximately 6-7 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let cool for several minutes.
  • Slice chicken and arrange on lettuce leaves and top with tomatoes and cucumbers. Drizzle with Greek yogurt dressing and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Keyword Low Carb