Chicken Shawarma Bowls. Or Middle Eastern Bowls. Or My Favorite Things in One Bowl.

June 13, 2014 · 8 comments

in chicken/poultry,healthy,middle eastern,rice and grains

I started trying to change the words to “My Favorite Things” to include chicken shawarma and tahini instead of whiskers on kittens, but let’s just say it was falling really flat. So, in a very non-sing-songy way I would like to tell you: here are a few of my favorite things. All in one bowl.

This is sort of a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean take on your standard Chipotle-esque bowl. Just like that one, it has a protein, beans, rice, and something that…sort of resembles salsa? Personally, I like to mix everything together or take bites of a couple things at once (folded up in a pita is optional but encouraged). My kid is more interested in eating things separately and then drinking tahini sauce as though it’s a shot. Bottoms up? It’s your call.

Although there are a few components to this meal, they all come together quickly and you really shouldn’t have a problem making this as a weeknight meal (assuming, of course, you had time to marinate the chicken in the morning or night prior).  It’s healthy, filling without feeling heavy, and it just plain tastes good. Also,it includes about a million cloves of garlic and tons of tahini, so what are you waiting for?

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Joanne June 16, 2014 at 6:06 am

I love big bowls with lots of different flavors in every bite like this! And Middle Eastern/Mediterranean flavors are some of my favorites!

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Courtney June 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Dude. That picture of Z is amazing. These look awesome, too.

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Annie @Maebells June 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Ohh! This looks so good! I love things like this, a bunch of delicious stuff all piled in one bowl! Can’t wait to try!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie June 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Oh heck yea I must have this in my belly.

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Kate June 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Bowls are such a convenient way to get all our favorites in one bite.

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dana June 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

Mmmm… looks like the shwarma platter from the Lebanese pita bakery close to my house.

Have you tried toum? It definitely wouldn’t be out of place in that bowl! http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/dips/lebanese-garlic-dip/

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elly June 25, 2014 at 11:12 am

Of course, I love toum. :)

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Kevin @ Closet Cooking June 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

What a tasty shawarma bowl!

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