Slow Cooker Chicken Pita RecipeHave you ever had a kebab sober?

I hadn’t either, until now!

Chicken Shawarma is a middle eastern dish of chicken, cucumber yogurt served in a pita topped with tomatoes; usually found in the kebab shop after last orders. However, it is incredibly easy to make at home in your slow cooker and you can be a lot more confident about the contents.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma Pitas
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 2-3

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into strips
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • couple of pinches of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt
  • Pita Bread
  • Half a cucumber – diced
  • 200g Greek Yogurt
  • Tomatoes

  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a separate jug, whisk together the lemon, oil, curry powder, pepper, garlic and season with salt.
  3. Pour over the meat in the slow cooker, mix well, ensuring the chicken is coated. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  4. To make the dressing simply mix the cucumber into the Greek yogurt.
  5. When you are ready to serve, heat the pitas. I do this in the toaster and then split them down the side. Fill with meat, you may want to use a slotted spoon, top with yogurt and some sliced tomatoes.
  6. Perfect summer dish!

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A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. She's on a mission to show everyone that there is more to Slow Cooking than Stews! If she sees another Pulled Pork Recipe she will scream! Find me on Google+

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  1. Chrissie Saunders June 12, 2013 at 10:37 am - Reply

    A perfect summer dish!

  2. Mama G June 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve had Shawarma from takeaways over the years and have tried countless recipes at home over the years that haven’t even come close to what I was looking for. This looks more like it, hubby agrees. Will try this week and pop back to let you know. Excited now!

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