For Meat eaters, Soul with Taste

Chicken Sharwarma with bulgur wheat tabbouleh

Seriously love Middle eastern food second fav after Indian oh and Tai and of course Japanese, not forgetting Italian! This recipe is sooo easy and with knock out flavour. Love chicken quick, easy and kids love it, great for your muscles too. Bulgur wheat is awesome, a complete whole wheat, good source of protein, iron and vitamin B-6. This recipe feeds about 4 but I double the chicken as its great for the next day. For best results and to make life easy do the chicken the night before…put on some samba beats, music always makes you groove in the kitchen and your chicken tastes better.


Serves 4
For the chicken
400g Chicken breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 heaped tsp salt
½ lemon juiced
2 tblsp coconut oil melted
4 tblsp plain yogurt
Coriander, handful
For the tabbouleh
1 small cup bulgar wheat to 2 parts boling water
Coriander, handful
Mint, handful
½ cuecumber
2 tomatoes
1 small red onion
½ lemon, juiced
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

For the chicken you need about 400gr chicken breast cut into strips. In a big bowl add the crushed garlic, 1 tsp of the following: ground coriander, ground cumin, , ground cardamon, smoked paprika, 1heaped tsp salt, juice of 1/2lemon, 3 tbls coconut oil (melted), 4tbls plain yogurt, pepper to taste and chopped coriander add the chicken strips give it a good mix and place in the fridge over night.

I would recommend marinating the chicken the night before to make it easier and more flavorful.  Take the chicken out of the fridge and leave for about 15 min then place in the oven covered with foil for 45min 200c.

Next the tabbouleh; bulgur wheat is just like cooking couscous, 1 cup of bulgur to 2 parts boiling water. Place the bulgar wheat on a flat bottomed dish and pour the boiling water over the top and cover, forking through occasionally (cooks through in about 15 min). In a separate bowl finely chop the following; coriander or parsley, mint,  tomatoes, cucumber (seeded), 1 small red onion, just before serving add Himalayan pink salt, juice of 1/2 lemon and olive oil.

Seriously full on flavorsome food…