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This Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Avocado Tzatziki is fantastic on its own or when served up with pita bread and hummus! 300 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Avocado Tzatziki

This Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Avocado Tzatziki is fantastic on its own or when served up with pita bread and hummus! 300 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time1 hr 26 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy Dinners
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 300.7kcal

Ingredients

The Chicken:

The Avocado Tzatziki:

  • 1 cup grated English/European cucumber
  • 1 California avocado pitted & peeled
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 mint leaves thinly sliced (substitute dill, if you prefer)

Instructions

The Chicken:

  • Cut the chicken breasts into ½-inch thick strips. Place in a resealable plastic bag.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, allspice and cinnamon. Pour into the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag and massage the chicken to coat with the marinade.
  • Marinate for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly coat the grate with oil. Cook until the chicken is just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Let cool slightly, then cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Serve with the tzatziki, pita bread, hummus and pickles.

The Avocado Tzatziki:

  • Place the grated cucumber in a piece of cheesecloth or a thin kitchen towel. Wrap and squeeze out the liquid. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine the avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Transfer the sauce to a bowl, and stir in the cucumber and mint.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 3 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (SmartPoints), 8 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75Cup Chicken + 3 Tablespoons Tzatziki | Calories: 300.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 37.2g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 87.9mg | Sodium: 552.9mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 2.1g