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Chicken Shawarma Sandwich with Tzatziki Sauce and Feta

These chicken shawarma sandwiches with feta and tzatziki sauce is so full of flavor!



  • 2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 4 Soft buns
  • Olive oil , for brushing
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomatoes , sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh mint , for garnish


To marinate chicken:

  • Cut chicken in half crosswise. Cover with plastic wrap and use a kitchen mallet or the bottom of a glass to pound to about 1 inch thick.
  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and spices in a large ziplock bag. Add chicken and seal. Use your hands to work the marinade all over the chicken.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

To make the tzatziki sauce:

  • Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cucumber, mint, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to several days.

To make sandwiches:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat, or preheat heavy bottom skillet (I like cast iron) over medium-high heat on stove.
  • Cook chicken on both sides for 4-5 minutes, until browned and cooked all the way through. An instant-read thermometer should read 165°F.
  • If desired, brush buns with olive oil and toast on grill or skillet until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Assemble sandwiches with buns, chicken, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, and feta cheese. Serve immediately.


Calories: 431kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 1448mg, Potassium: 584mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 368IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 236mg, Iron: 2mg
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