Chicken Shawarma Bowl

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Chicken Shawarma Bowl on a bed of quinoa then topped with Garlic Yogurt Sauce – a flavorful dinner the family will love!

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.

Guys. I leave for Vegas in a couple days and I’m so excited.

Not because it’s Vegas. But because I get to “get away” with my husband again. It’s been a long time since Mike and I have been able to take a trip just us two.

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.

Do you take mommy and daddy trips?

Mike and I have always tried to make that a priority for our marriage. It’s great taking family trips. Don’t get me wrong. But after the kids are grown up and gone I want to know who the person is that I’m standing next to. I think it’s important to invest not only in yourself and your family but also in your marriage.

I’ve feel even more strongly about it after having Maddie. Going back to “newborn” life has been great. But honestly it’s also been a little hard on that quality time factor. Babies need to eat, and they need to eat a lot. Usually Mike and I’s time together is at night after Cason goes to bed. But now after he goes to bed, Maddie is still awake for a little bit and then I wake her back up at 10pm for a “dream feed” so that she stays asleep for the night and wakes up at 7am. That schedule, while good, just makes our night a little choppy.

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.

Both of us are exhausted by the end of the day and honestly just want to sit and veg. But the other day we both realized we haven’t been connecting. Marriage is work. It’s hard work. You get out of it what you put in!

So I’m looking forward to some quality time with my man. Hanging out by the pool, eating some good food, seeing a couple shows and maybe going to a club or two.  (PS I can’t dance, but if I have a little bit of giggle juice in me I think I can. haha.) Plus what’s life if you can’t laugh at yourself a bit. Right?

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.

Ok, moving on to todays recipe. Chicken Shawarma Bowls. Guys, I’m pretty much all about that “bowl life” if you haven’t realized that yet. I love that everything can be packed together and devoured all at once, so you get a little bit of everything. These Chicken Shawarma Bowls have quinoa, veggies, super flavorful moist Chicken and then a Garlic Yogurt Sauce to die for.

Chicken Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish that’s filled with rich spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon and cardamon. Usually it’s grilled and stuffed in a pita with veggies but today we are putting it in a bowl with grains. The chicken is marinaded overnight to really let the flavors soak in and then grilled till you get that nice crunchy char. The kicker here though is the Garlic Yogurt Sauce, it totally binds all the flavors together. You’ll absolutely love it!

Bon Appetit friends and happy Monday!

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.

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Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on top of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. A flavorful gluten free dinner recipe the family will devour.

Chicken Shawarma Bowl

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 12 hr
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: -25705223.066667 minute
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Bowl served on a bed of quinoa and lettuce then topped with a Garlic Yogurt Sauce. This flavorful gluten free dinner recipe will be devoured in minutes.


Ingredients

Chicken Shawarma:

  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Garlic Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed (or finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste

The Bowl:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 zucchini, sliced lenghwise
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups sliced romaine lettuce

Instructions

  1. For the Chicken Shawarma: to a small bowl add cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Using a spoon mix all the spices together. Add chicken breast to a large ziplock bag, pour the spice blend over the chicken. Close the ziplock bag, mix the spice blend around in the bag using your hands and refrigerator chicken overnight.
  2. For the Garlic Yogurt Sauce: to a small bowl add plain greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic cloves, cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Using a spoon, stir everything together.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 375-400 degrees F. Spray grill grates with cooking spray or rub down with olive oil soaked rag. Place marinaded chicken on grill along with zucchini slices.
  4. Grill zucchini for 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Grill chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, until they are no longer pink. Let the chicken sit for 5 minutes to let the juices redistribute then slice.
  6. Assemble bowls: add 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup sliced romaine, 1 zucchini slice, 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup diced cucumber, 3-4 oz. of sliced chicken and top with a dollop of the garlic yogurt sauce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 389
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 568 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 43 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg

Keywords: chicken, gluten free, kid friendly, how to make shawarma, easy chicken dinner recipe, middle eastern chicken recipe

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Chicken Shawarma served on a bed of quinoa & lettuce, then topped with Garlic Yogurt Sauce! A flavorful gluten-free dinner recipe the family will devour.

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