If you’re craving the oh-so-popular-fatty-mayo-dripping-between-your-fingers shawarma , I’ve got a much better version for you. Not to mention a healthier one, that you can eat whenever you want and be sure it’s good for you. Replace those greasy shawarmas or kebabs with a chicken wrap with tahini sauce. I promise it’s just as satisfying when eating it in front of the TV or with your group of friends.
I know there’s a certain appeal for most people in buying these oriental wraps or kebabs. Your hungry, you want something quick and cheapand no trying something new. Me, I’ve never really enjoyed them. Especially those suspicious sauces that come from 5 kg buckets. I never really found myself wanting one and in recent years I just avoided them completely. Mostly because there are almost no kebab places using fresh ingredients or going thru effort of preparing their own sauces. I really have a problem with those sauce . However, I do remember a place in Malta that used to have also hummus, couscous, feta, grilled vegetables and so on. And you could add exactly what you wanted and actually receive something of a better quality.
That’s why I just avoided kebab places and I’m really distrustful when people tell me they the new kebab place is good. No, it ain’t.
Healthy chicken wrap with tahini sauce
The chicken meat is I used was marinated with freshly crushed spices, then cooked on the grilled. The wrap will have a tasty charcoal smoky flavor. I choose a wholewheat wrap with seeds, that just tastes better than the usual wrap. And let’s not forget that artificial garlic mayo sauce, that contains nothing good for you. A much better version is a homemade sauce, based on Greek yogurt and flavored with tahini. As for the French fries, cause you need to have fries with this, you can make a healthier version by baking sweet potatoes fries. They are really to die for. Especially dipped in that tahini sauce. Here’s one of my favorite ways to prepare the fries.
It might be hard to believe, but this chicken wrap with tahini sauce is so much better and tastier than any corner kebab.
200 grams Greek Yoguart
2 tablespoons (30 ml ) tahini
1 garlic clove
½ tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
salt and pepper
½ teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
4 seeds cardamom seeds
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon sweet paprika
1 (30 ml) tablespoon lemon juice
3 (45 ml) tablespoon olive oil, devided
salt and pepper
500 grams chicken breast
2 sweet potatoes
1 tomato, finely sliced
1 red onion, finely sliced
4 wholewheat tortillas
1 bunch fresh coriander
Yields 4 wraps
- In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the tahini sauce and mix well
- Crush the coriander, cumin and cardamom seeds as fine as possible. Chop the garlic cloves and crush further together with the seeds. Add the sweet paprika, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover the chicken breast in the marinate and let it rest, in a covered bowl, for at least 30 minutes
- While the chicken marinates, pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius and prepare the potatoes to be baked. Peel them, slice them and mix with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake them at 200 degrees, for around 20 minutes. Start baking about 3-5 minutes before grilling the chicken so they’re ready pretty much at the same time.
- Grill the chicken 7-8 minutes on each side (make sure the grill is already hot when placing the chicken). When done, let it rest in a covered bowl for about 5 minutes
- To assemble the wrap, spread tahini sauce on a tortilla, top with salad, tomatoes, onion and chicken. For the final touch, drizzle a but more tahini sauce and sprinkle a generous amount of chopped coriander. Serve with hot sweet potatoes fries
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