Chicken Shawarma

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 295KCAL

If you like a chicken kebab, then you'll love this slimming friendly Chicken Shawarma – the ultimate Fakeaway whether you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories295
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars4g

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A Chicken Shawarma that you can enjoy even if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers?  Yes, it’s true!

This recipe is so quick and easy that it’ll be ready in less than the time that it would take your local takeaway to deliver.  It’s no secret that we like our food with a little bit of extra heat, but you can make this Chicken Shawarma more or less spicy by just adjusting the amount of chilli flakes that you add.

Serve with a crisp, colourful salad to make a light, summertime dinner or with our Rustic Potato Wedges for a more filling meal.

What diets is this Chicken Shawarma suitable for?

This Chicken Shawarma recipe can be made suitable for dairy free diet by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt

It can also be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Weight Watchers low fat white wraps

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Shawarma recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Chicken Shawarma recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Chicken Shawarma recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Chicken Shawarma recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Chicken Shawarma?

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We cooked this on our Tefal OptiGrill, which senses how thick the meat is, and cooks it to your liking automatically – it’s true, we swear!

We’ve made a few recipes using the Tefal Optigrill, and we can honestly say it has given us perfect results every time!

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How many calories are in this Chicken Shawarma?

There are 295 calories per portion in this Chicken Shawarma, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Chicken Shawarma is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with this Chicken Shawarma?

We love this Chicken Shawarma served alongside any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when this Chicken Shawarma is cooked?

You should cook your chicken in the Tefal OptiGrill for around 10 minutes or until it’s cooked through.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chicken Shawarma in the fridge?

These Chicken Shawarma really should be eaten immediately as otherwise you may find that the wrap goes soggy!

You can keep individual components in a container with a lid in the fridge for around 2 days or so.

Can I freeze Chicken Shawarma?

Yes, you can!  The chicken for this recipe can be frozen before cooking, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Chicken Shawarma?

From chilled: You can pop the chicken in the microwave for around 4-7 minutes or until piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly and then follow the recipe from step 3 to cook.  Make sure your chicken is piping hot before assembling the wraps.

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Chicken Shawarma

If you like a chicken kebab, then you'll love this slimming friendly Chicken Shawarma - the ultimate Fakeaway whether you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 295
  • Carbs 11G
WW Points
  • 6 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

For the wraps

  • 1 large chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes you can use as much or as little as you like depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Weight Watchers Low Fat White Wraps
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 8 cherry tomatoes or 1 large tomato - chopped
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 handfuls iceberg lettuce finely shredded
  • 3 tbsp pickled cabbage

For the Yoghurt Dressing

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt

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Instructions

To make the wraps
  1. Put the chicken strips in a large bowl, then add all the remaining ingredients (apart from the wraps!)
  2. Spray with low calorie cooking spray, then mix well so that all the chicken pieces are coated. Cover and place in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the Tefal OptiGrill - Turn the grill on, select the chicken programme and then press OK.
  4. When the light turns blue and the machine beeps, this indicates that it is ready to cook.
  5. Place the chicken strips on the OptiGrill and close the lid.
  6. The indicator light will go through a series of colour changes to show the different degrees of cooking. When the indicator turns red and beeps, the chicken is ready.
  7. Remove the chicken from the grill using tongs.
  8. To assemble the shawarma, arrange a handful of iceberg lettuce on each wrap and divide the pickled cabbage between the two. Place the chicken on the pickled cabbage, then top with chopped tomatoes and onions.
  9. Drizzle over some of the yoghurt dressing, roll up the wraps, cut each one in half and serve.
To make the yoghurt dressing
  1. Mix all the ingredients together well

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Keith FlanaganWednesday 22nd August 2018

Whats pickled cabbage and how i buy or make it thanks

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