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Shawarma Chicken and Chummus Pitas with French Fries

Shawarma Chicken and Chummus Pitas with French Fries

If you can't find Shawarma seasoning make your own with 1 tablespoon each coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, steak seasoning plus 1 teaspoon smoked paprika— for an easy finger food kid-friendly meal loaded with flavor.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound dark meat cutlets, cut into ½” thick 2” long pieces
  • ¼ cup Jamie Geller Shawarma spice blend
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, I love Colavita
  • 2 pitas, cut in half and opened
  • 1 cup hummus
  • ½ hot house cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 (1 pound) bag frozen French fries


  1. In a bowl, combine chicken, seasoning and olive oil and toss to coat. Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat and cook chicken until browned all over and cooked all the way through, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. To assemble pitas, spread about 3 tablespoons of chummus between 4 open pitas and layer with cucumber. Divide chicken between pitas and top with shredded lettuce. Serve with fries and remaining chummus.