Chicken Shawarma Wraps

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When I first saw Jeff Mauro’s recipe for Chicken Shawarma I thought of Marvel and The Avengers. There have been brief mentions of shawarma in some relatively recent Marvel movies, cartoons, and comics. For this reason alone I decided to make chicken shawarma as soon as possible. I slightly modified the recipe by using chicken breast instead of thighs and smoked paprika instead of normal paprika.

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Tomato Cucumber Relish

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This relish is so good, just combine the ingredients and it’s ready to go. I absolutely loved the oregano in this dish. Also, the lemon juice, olive oil, and juice from the tomato and cucumber combine to make a super juice that is incredible. I made it to accompany falafels and tahini sauce in a pita pocket. Gar was craving falafels that day. I went on my food network app to find a recipe for a tahini sauce and saw this relish recipe with a chicken shawarma recipe from Jeff Mauro. The recipe also called for fresh chopped parsley but I didn’t feel like having the mouth-feel of the little leafy bits so I left that out, although I’m sure the relish would taste great with the parsley. I saved some of the relish to use on chicken shawarma wraps. I could eat this relish with so many things, I’m thinking at one point I’ll put it on a burger with some feta cheese.

½ of a large english cucumber, chopped
½ of a small red onion, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, grated
2 tablespoons of good olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano