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Shish Tawook Sandwiches (Arabic Grilled Chicken Pitas)

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I’ll preface this post by saying it’s all over the place. This isn’t even a real recipe, I just love these sandwiches & wanted to share them with you.

Did I ever mention that I’m half Arabic? I don’t think I have. I love Arabic food but I haven’t attempted many Arabic dishes because, living in Metro Detroit, there’s a huge Arab population and finding quality Arabic restaurants & markets is easy. One of our favorite things to eat is Shish Tawook sandwiches. The Mr. decided we should make some at home. He picked up the marinade from one of our favorite restaurants so we could give it a try. This is definitely a semi-homemade dish because I took a lot of help from the market by buying prepared components. Hopefully you have a specialty market to find the ingredients. Everyone should have access to good Arabic food. Just like coney islands. We’ve got plenty of those around here too.

Ingredients
1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
Marinade (oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, spices & herbs)
Garlic paste (toom – garlic, lemon juice, salt, egg white, oil)
Cucumber (Arabic) pickles 
Lettuce, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
Pita Bread

Directions
Marinate your chicken for at least an hour.

While your chicken is marinating, you could chop up the lettuce, tomatoes & pickles. That’s what I did.

You can take the chicken outside & grill it or do it on the stove. Either way works. When the chicken is done cooking, let it rest for a few minutes, then cut it up into chunks.

Grill a pita, or just warm it, however you like it, then spread on some garlic paste. Layer in some chicken, lettuce, tomatoes & pickles. Some people add hommus too. Up to you.

Roll it up & enjoy. I served these with roasted potato slices.

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