My Food Bag features this fresh and easy-to-prepare chicken dish perfect for the summer months.


  • Chicken shawarma

  • 500g free-range chicken breasts

  • 2-3 teaspoons ras el hanout

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ¼  teaspoon salt

  • 1  tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves (optional, adults)

  • Warm pita bread & tossed salad  

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers

  • 1 baby cos lettuce

  • 2 roma tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped parsley

  • leaves (optional, adults)

  • 1 packet Lebanese pita breads

  • Yoghurt sauce 

  • 1 tub natural yoghurt

  • 1-2 teaspoons water

  • ½ - 1 clove garlic, minced


  • 1.

    PREHEAT oven to 180°C/160°C (Fan) (if using oven to warm pita bread). Read through recipe.

  • 2.

    Pat chicken dry with paper towels and slice into steaks. To do this, place your hand at on top of each breast and slice through horizontally to make two thin steaks.

  • 3.

    In a shallow dish, combine ras el hanout, sugar, salt, oil, lemon juice and parsley (if using). Add chicken to dish, toss to coat and set aside.

  • 4.

    In a small serving dish combine all yoghurt sauce ingredients, season to taste. Cut cucumbers in 1x5cm batons, transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.

  • 5.

    Prepare salad; roughly shred lettuce, cut tomatoes into 1cm dice. Transfer lettuce and tomatoes to a large serving bowl, toss with oil, lemon juice and parsley (if using), season to taste. Set aside.

  • 6.

    Wrap pita breads?in foil and warm in oven for 8-10 minutes (alternatively microwave on high uncovered for 30 seconds just prior to serving).

  • 7.

    Heat a large fry-pan on medium heat and cook chicken for 2-3 minutes each side (depending on thickness), until cooked through. Set aside to rest for 2 minutes. Thickly slice.

  • 8.

    To Serve, divide pita bread between plates, spread with yoghurt sauce, top with salad, cucumber and chicken.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 238kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 20g
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 496mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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