Chicken Falafel with Tahini Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 5 min 4
Chicken Falafel with Tahini Sauce
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1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
3 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 tsp Cilantro (coriander)
1 cup Cucumber (sliced)
1 tsp Cumin
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced, for sauce)
1/4 cup Lemon juice (for sauce)
2 cup Lettuce, romaine (shredded)
2 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)
2 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped, for sauce)
4 medium pita Pita bread, whole-wheat
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Salt (for sauce)
1/2 cup Tahini (for sauce)
2 medium Tomato (chopped)
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
1/4 cup Water (for sauce)


To make Tahini Sauce:
In bowl, mix tahini, lemon juice and water. Stir in garlic, parsley and salt. Makes 1 cup (250 mL). Set aside.

To make Chicken Falafel:
Cut chicken crosswise into thin strips. In nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, cayenne and chicken, stirring often, until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Cut off top third of each pita; invert and place in bottom third. Fill each with some of the tahini sauce, the chicken, lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. Drizzle with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 556
Calories from fat 218
Calories from saturated fat 33
Total Fat 24.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.0 g
Cholesterol 127 mg
Sodium 581 mg
Potassium 1075 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Protein 50 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Grain 1.3
Meat 1.9
Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 1.7

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