Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Cups with Cucumber Relish, Tahini & Tomato Salad (GF, Keto)

fresh ingredients


  • 12 oz
    chicken thighs
  • 4 oz
    baby tomato
  • 2 oz
  • 1 oz
    red onion
  • 1 oz
    red wine vinaigrette
  • 8
    lettuce cups
  • 2 oz
  • 2 oz
    roasted red peppers
  • 4 oz
  • 2 oz
  • ½ oz
    garam masala
  • 4 oz
    Greek yogurt
  • 1 oz
    minced garlic

Not Included

Olive oil

Salt & pepper 


Kitchen Items Needed

Microplane or grater

Rimmed baking sheet

Medium bowl 

3 small bowls

¼ cup of water

cook along



Preheat broiler with rack in top position;

Finely grate ¼ teaspoon lemon zest into a medium bowl, then squeeze 1 tablespoon lemon juice into a small bowl;

If needed, trim stem end from lettuce & separate leaves;

Slice tomatoes in half;

Remove leaves from stem, roughly chop parsley;

Peel & thinly slice red onion, cutting in half again for smaller slices.

1Marinate Chicken

In bowl with chicken, combine ½ yogurt, drizzle of olive oil, garam masala, pinch of salt & pepper, ½ garlic. Turn chicken to coat. Set aside until step 3.

2Broil Chicken

Remove chicken from marinade & transfer to a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil; discard any remaining marinade. Broil on top oven rack until chicken is browned in spots, about 8–10 minutes (watch closely as broilers vary). 

3Make Cucumber Relish

Trim ends from cucumber, then peel & halve lengthwise. Scoop out seeds, then finely chop. Finely chop roasted red peppers. Add cucumbers, roasted red peppers, remaining chopped garlic, & 1 teaspoon oil to bowl with lemon zest, tossing to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

4Make Tahini Sauce

Add tahini & 3 tablespoons of the remaining yogurt to bowl with lemon juice. Stir in ¼ cup water & 1 tablespoon oil to make a smooth sauce (if too thick, add 1 tablespoons water at a time, as needed). Season to taste with salt & pepper

5Make Tomato Salad

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, sliced onion, red wine vinaigrette, half of parsley, pinch of salt & pepper. Toss well, set aside. 

6Assemble & Serve

Serve family style. Placed chicken on platter, sprinkle with remaining parsley. Assemble lettuce wraps at the table, filling lettuce leaves with chicken, cucumber relish, a drizzle of the tahini sauce & tomato salad. Enjoy!