Chicken Shawarma Pan


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This one-pan meal makes a fantastic batch cook dish and can be dressed a million different ways. I went vaguely Middle-Eastern (hence the shawarma) because what I really wanted was a huge sad bread chicken sandwich that day – but I wanted spicy, and I needed to use up some of the ubiquitous cucumber & tomato I swear just comes with the shopping basket where I live.

Gluten-free, paleo, Whole30

Chicken Shawarma Pan

Preheat your oven to roughly 425F. Prepare a baking sheet with lining.

Toss together:

1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp. your favorite oil
4 grated cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. zaatar
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt & pepper

Scootch to one side of the pan. Add:

1 sweet potato, cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds

Brush with:

1-2 Tbsp. your favorite oil


2 tsp. sesame seeds
2 tsp. cumin
Salt & pepper

Add the lemon halves to the pan

Bake 40-45 mins or until the chicken is cooked and the sweet potato is soft and browned.

There are a number of ways to serve – my favorite combo was with a swirl of hummus on the bottom of a bowl, a side of roasted tomatoes, a whole wheat pita or tortilla, and the salad below.

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl:

2 small cucumbers, chopped
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Squeeze of the roasted lemon from the chicken
1 tsp. cumin
Salt & pepper
2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Makes about 4 servings

May 14, 2019

So … I hated the non food-related picture I took today, so here you go: what I ate today:

1 orange at about 7 because I couldn’t wait for my scheduled breakfast at 10.

2 shortbread biscuits that were supposed to be the base of a trifle because it was eat a carb or be massively sick on the way to breakfast.

1 salad-sized plate from the buffet: chicken sausages with onions & peppers, steamed mix veg, babaganoush, mutabel, smoked salmon, 1/2 a pita.

A second salad plate about half an hour later because I was still freaking hungry: mutabel, watermelon, pineapple, babaganoush, another half pita.

Was hungry for lunch then because getting up at 5:30 because the dogs are jerks doesn’t suit me – had the only thing that looked appealing at the grocery store: minute coconut rice & rotisserie chicken.

Dinner was the second half of the rice packet & the other quarter chicken.