This Lebanese style chicken shawarma pita pizza is made on a grilled pita bread and topped with juicy, tender, well-seasoned chicken, veges & tahini sauce.

Chicken Shawarma Pita Pizza

This Lebanese style chicken shawarma pita pizza is made on a grilled pita bread and topped with juicy, tender, well-seasoned chicken, veges & tahini sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 6 4 oz pieces boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon shawarma seasoning see notes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon

For the Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Tahini paste
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

To Assemble

  • 6 Large pita breads
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Roma tomatoes sliced
  • Pickled banana peppers sliced
  • Roasted red peppers diced
  • Red onion sliced
  • Flat leaf parsley roughly chopped

Instructions

  • To make the marinade, whisk the olive oil, shawarma seasoning, garlic and lemon juice until well combined.
  • Coat the chicken with the marinade and let it sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, preferably a few hours. Heat a grill or griddle pan over medium heat, and grill the chicken until well cooked and browned, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and slice.
  • To make the tahini sauce, place all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend until well combined. You can also do this by whisk or with a fork, but it may take more time that way.
  • Divide the mozzarella cheese among 6 pitas and lightly toast the pita in a toaster oven, on the grill or in the oven until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes
  • Top the pita with the sliced chicken, tomatoes, banana peppers, red peppers, red onions and parsley. Drizzle the tahini sauce on top. Cut and enjoy!

Video

Notes

 
  • Storage: It’s best to assemble the pita pizzas right before eating, but if there are any leftover pita pizzas, just reheat in a toaster oven to ensure a crispy crust on the pita. Store any leftover cooked chicken in an airtight container for 3 days.
  • Sourcing: You can find shawarma seasoning at Middle Eastern markets and natural-foods stores, often located with other Middle Eastern ingredients. If you can’t find it, you can mix the following spices:
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp coriander
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp AllSpice
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 2mg