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Recipes for Shawarma-Style Chicken and Beef Tacos

Shawarma, a popular Middle Eastern street food, is a delicious and versatile dish that can be easily recreated at home. These recipes for chicken and beef shawarma-style tacos offer a fun and flavorful twist on the classic dish, using simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions.

Ingredients for Chicken Shawarma Tacos:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon shawarma seasoning (or a blend of cumin, coriander, paprika, and turmeric)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • Toppings of choice (such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, feta cheese, and hummus)

Instructions for Chicken Shawarma Tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken breasts, olive oil, shawarma seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Spread the chicken on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. While the chicken is roasting, prepare the toppings. In a small bowl, combine the onion, bell pepper, parsley, cilantro, Greek yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Mix well.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Shred the chicken using two forks or a meat shredder.
  7. Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a griddle.
  8. To assemble the tacos, place a few spoonfuls of shredded chicken in the center of each tortilla. Top with the prepared toppings and any additional desired toppings.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Ingredients for Beef Shawarma Tacos:

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon shawarma seasoning (or a blend of cumin, coriander, paprika, and turmeric)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • Toppings of choice (such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, feta cheese, and hummus)

Instructions for Beef Shawarma Tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flank steak, olive oil, shawarma seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Place the flank steak on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked to your desired doneness.
  4. While the steak is roasting, prepare the toppings. In a small bowl, combine the onion, bell pepper, parsley, cilantro, Greek yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Mix well.
  5. Once the steak is cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Thinly slice the steak against the grain.
  7. Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a griddle.
  8. To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of steak in the center of each tortilla. Top with the prepared toppings and any additional desired toppings.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips for Making the Best Shawarma-Style Tacos:

  • Use high-quality meat for the best flavor.
  • Don’t overcook the meat, as this will make it tough.
  • Be generous with the toppings to create a flavorful and satisfying taco.
  • Serve the tacos immediately with your favorite dipping sauces, such as hummus, tzatziki, or tahini.
  • Experiment with different toppings and fillings to create your own unique shawarma-style tacos.

These recipes for chicken and beef shawarma-style tacos are a delicious and versatile way to enjoy the flavors of shawarma in a fun and easy-to-eat format. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking for a quick and satisfying meal, these tacos are sure to impress.

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