These Chicken Shawarma Wraps are healthier than what you find at your local restaurant but still are packed with delicious flavor!
Of the different kinds of international foods, I would have to say that Mediterranean is my favorite (with Mexican as a close second). This includes Greek, middle Eastern, Lebanese, etc. We live near Detroit and have many amazing restaurants that serve Mediterranean food.
One in particular is called Bucharest Grill. If you are in the Detroit area and have not tried it, I highly recommend it. For about $5, you can get a huge chicken shawarma wrap that is very filling and the best I have ever had.
I decided to get busy in the kitchen and create a recipe that was similar to my beloved chicken shawarma wrap. My version is healthier, packed with nutrients and is quite easy to make. I will still be going to Bucharest Grill and another local place called Cleopatra's or CK Mediterranean Grill often but for a healthy recipe at home, these were delicious.
Chicken Shawarma Wraps
For the marinade:
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the wraps:
1 tomato, diced
1 bell pepper, cut into large pieces
Romaine lettuce leaves
Flatout ProteinUP Carbdown wraps
1. Combine all ingredients for marinade and chicken and marinate for at least a couple of hours.
2. Turn on the grill and cook bell pepper pieces and chicken until fully cooked.
3. Meanwhile, get ready the rest of toppings.
4. Remove chicken and peppers from grill and slice into strips.
5. For about 1 minutes on each side, grill wraps to toast and heat up.
6. Fill a wrap with lettuce, tomato, pickles, chicken, hummus and peppers.
Serve and eat immediately!
For this recipe, I used the new Flatout ProteinUP, CarbDown flatbread wraps. Each flatbread has 12-15 grams of protein which is just crazy for a typically high carb product. The protein doesn't come from some funky source but from beans. They taste just like regular, carb filled flatbreads too. I really enjoyed these and would buy them again on my own. They only have 8-10 grams of carbs each. I loved the Core12 flavor which is the original flavor and the red pepper hummus flavor for my wraps.
I have been a fan of FlatOut products for years and use them often. They are a Michigan company which automatically makes me want to support them.
These wraps were perfect in this recipe and were also great covered in peanut butter with banana slices. They are currently sold at Walmart and Publix and will soon be available at more stores.
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