Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce

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Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

Tracking PixelChicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant. Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce may sound like they take a long time to make, but with just a few spices and a high heat oven they roast in just 20 minutes with delicious sweet red onions. Topped with tomatoes and cucumbers and a dill-Greek yogurt sauce and your lunchbox or picnic or lunch party will be a total hit.  Add in a refreshing Pure Leaf® Mint Flavor Iced Tea from Pure Leaf®,  who generously sponsored this post, for a perfect, complete, on-the-go lunch!

Most Shawarma is made by layering meat on a large metal rod and spinning it near a source of high heat. To replicate that flavor as easily as possible I added the chicken to a sheet pan in a very hot oven to keep moisture while browning the outsides of the chicken without burning the spices. If we were to cook the chicken in a skillet the spices may turn bitter affecting the flavor. Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

While your chicken is in the oven you have just enough time to get the rest of the pita components ready to go making this meal ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  The yogurt sauce is a take on a tzaziki, but made easy by just using a few ingredients like yogurt, garlic and dill. By the time you’re ready to enjoy the meal at lunch the garlic flavor in the yogurt will be perfect.

Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

The mint in the Pure Leaf® Mint Flavor Iced Tea pairs amazingly with the spices on the chicken including the turmeric and the paprika. The dill yogurt sauce also pairs well with the Pure Leaf® Mint Flavor Iced Tea flavor as the dill adds a fresh herb flavor.

Pure Leaf® iced teas are always brewed from real tea leaves and are never made from concentrate. With the premium quality of Pure Leaf Iced Teas you will know you’re getting authentically brewed great tasting and refreshing teas.

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Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

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Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Greek

Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

  Pairs well with Pure Leaf® Mint Flavor Iced Tea.

Ingredients

Chicken and Onions:

  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large red onion peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Assembly:

  • 4 pitas
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber chopped

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

To cook the chicken:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. To make the chicken add the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, red pepper flakes and chicken to a large bowl, then use tongs to  combine and mix.

  3. Carefully mix the onion wedges with the last tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. On your sheet pan spread out the onion wedges and chicken thighs.
  5. Put the sheet pan in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.

To assemble the pitas:

  1. On top of each pita add 1/4 of the tomatoes, chicken, onions, cucumbers and yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pure Leaf® Tea.  Find more Pure Leaf® inspired recipes here.

Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.
Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.
Chicken Shawarma Pita Wraps with Dill Yogurt Sauce are baked on a sheet pan with sweet red onions and wrapped in a pita for the ultimate lunch without the long lines at your favorite lunch restaurant.

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    1. The marinade gets 2 tablespoons of oil. The additional tablespoon is for the onion wedges. So sorry for the confusion. I edited it to clarify 🙂 Thanks for letting me know.