Chicken Falafel with Tahini Sauce

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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.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

Chicken Falafel:
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 pocket-style pita breads
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
Tahini Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup tahini paste (pure sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

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 facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 605 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 392.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 66 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 42.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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