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Chicken Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Chicken is delicious either hot or cold, so save some for lunch the next day. Wrap the chicken in foil and include a pita and some lettuce and tahini for your child to assemble the falafel at school.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

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Ingredients

Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuptahini paste, (pure sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplemon juice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwater
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt

Chicken Falafel:

  • 1 lb 1lbboneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 2garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspcoriander
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 4 4pocket-style pita breadpocket-style pita breads
  • 2 cups 2cupsshredded lettuce
  • 1 cup 1cupsliced cucumbercucumbers
  • 1 cup 1cupchopped fresh tomatofresh tomatoes
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Preparation

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

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.

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Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 392 pro 34g total fat 14g sat. fat 2g
carb 33g fibre 3g chol 66mg sodium 605mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 26 vit A 7 vit C 32
folate 42
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