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Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Wraps
with cucumber salad

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

Rotisserie chicken and a tart cucumber salad served on the side earned these shawarma-inspired lettuce wraps high marks when they were first featured in a meal plan in August 2016. A quick extra step to toast the shredded chicken in spices gives these so much flavor that you won't even miss the pita bread.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Wraps:
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, meat shredded
  • Onions, red - 1/2, sliced
  • Bell peppers, red - 2, diced
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 8 oz, halved
  • Lettuce, romaine - 2 hearts, leaves peeled
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Cucumber Salad:
  • Mint, fresh (opt) - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 1 lb, diced
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Rotisserie chicken - Take meat off the bone and shred or chop. If making Thursday night’s meal, shred chicken for that night as well and set it aside. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Mint / Red onions / Bell peppers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Lettuce / Cucumbers - Prep as directed.
  4. Make cucumber salad - Mix together cucumber, mint, garlic cloves, red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Make

  1. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add oil and then red onions to heated oil. Saute for ~2 minutes.
  2. Add red peppers with cumin, paprika and oregano. Saute for 4 to 6 minutes, until peppers are slightly softened.
  3. Add chicken (remember to reserve half if you shredded meat for Thursday night ahead). Saute for another 2 minutes, just to warm chicken up.
  4. Add vinegar and saute for another 30 seconds and remove from heat. Season to taste with some salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon chicken and red peppers into lettuce leaves. Top with tomatoes and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Enjoy with cucumber salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (113)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (14)

32 reviews

It didn’t have as much flavor as I hoped. I don’t think we’ll make it again.

By: Lindsey
Posted: Mar 16, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My 4-year-old said this meal was “super yummy,” and my husband and I enjoyed it as well. My nearly 3-year-old also ate a descent amount, so it’s a win for our family!

By: Kindra
Posted: Mar 14, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Even my kids were excited about this and it could not have been easier.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Dec 05, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

*** for Vegetarian version also

By: Stephen
Posted: Nov 19, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

easy!

By: Talia
Posted: Nov 08, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty! The tzatziki sauce was surprisingly simple and tastes just like at a restaurant. I added garlic powder instead of chopped garlic however bc I love a strong garlic flavor. The seasoning on the meat was also delicious! Everything was very easy and quick to prepare. I just added a salad on the side - it definitely needs a side dish of some sort if you make it for a dinner.

By: Julia
Posted: Nov 07, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful