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Roasted Turmeric Chicken Pita with Garlicky Lemon Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com
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Roasted Turmeric Chicken Pitas with Garlic Lemon Tahini

Street food inspired chicken pitas with Garlic Lemon Tahini...this dish makes for a fun, delicious, and different weeknight dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 524kcal


Garlicky Lemon Tahini


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, chicken, paprika, cumin, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, lemon, garlic, and a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, toss and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Switch the oven to broil. Broil 1-2 minutes, until the chicken chars on the edge. *Watch closely!
    3. Meanwhile, make the tahini. Combine all ingredients and 1/4 cup water in a blender and blend until smooth. If needed, add water to thin the sauce as desired. Season to taste with salt.
    4. To assemble, stuff/spread each pita with tahini, then lettuce, and cucumber. Add the chicken, red onion, avocado, and parsley. Drizzle over more tahini and harissa (recipe in notes).


Spiced Harissa Sauce: combine 1/3 cup harissa, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, and a pinch of salt 


Calories: 524kcal