Chicken Shawarma & Jeweled Cauliflower

Chicken Shawarma  - Comfy Belly

Chicken Shawarma and roasted cauliflower rice with parsley, dried apricots and cranberries. 

Chicken Shawarma  - Comfy Belly

I’m in heaven. This is my latest summer dish—I eat a huge bowl of the jeweled cauliflower rice with a generous serving of lemon yogurt on top and a tall glass of sparkling water, and I’m good. The chicken is for the omnivores; occasionally I toss in a small slice of spice-coated chicken on top of my plate. But it’s the rice, apricots, and yogurt that send me over the moon.

There’s a healthy list of spices in this recipe, which was inspired by this chicken shawarma recipe. I did leave out black pepper, but feel free to add a teaspoon of ground black pepper to the spice blend.

One last thing: here’s a video on two ways to smash garlic. I remove the skin by pressing the garlic cloves with a knife, and then toss the garlic in the food processor with the spices.

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9 Responses to Chicken Shawarma & Jeweled Cauliflower

  1. Janelle says:

    This looks soooo delicious!

  2. Erica says:

    It is, still eating some leftovers!

  3. Ingrid says:

    I made this meal last night for guests and it was a big hit — kids and adults alike! The lemon-yogurt sauce really made it all come together, and I highly recommend the cauliflower rice. Delish!

  4. Carol says:

    Wow, this looks fabulous!! Love the idea of adding the cranberries and apricots, it must add a whole new dimension to this recipe.

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  6. Cindy says:

    Is there any way this could be baked instead of grilled? If so, what temp and how long would you recommend?

    Thanks, Cindy

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