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Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Wraps
with cucumber salad

Active: 25 min Total: 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

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Servings:
4
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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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.

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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 (127)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (16)

37 reviews

This was awesome. My husband was so excited about it!

By: Laura
Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I absolutely love meals using a rotisserie chicken-- can't be easier. This one was very enjoyable-- nothing amazing, but will definitely come back to it when I need a use for leftover rotisserie chicken. The tzaziki was particularly good as part of the sandwich.

By: Sarah
Posted: Sep 09, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I didn’t have rotisserie chicken so I grilled chicken thighs and made the meal into a salad. Cut the Naan into triangle points and man, this was a great meal!!

By: Rebecca
Posted: Sep 02, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Tasty and easy to prepare.

By: Natalie
Posted: Aug 31, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Next time I will just warm the pita not toast them. Flavor was great, but I dried out the rotisserie chicken. I’ll be more careful next time. This was a nice change.

By: Pat
Posted: Oct 07, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

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
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