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Jamie Geller’s Schwarma Chicken Pita

If you can’t find shawarma seasoning make your own with 1 tablespoon each coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, steak seasoning and smoked paprika — for an easy finger-food, kid-friendly meal loaded with flavor.

1 pound dark meat cutlets, cut into ½-inch thick X 2-inch long pieces
¼ cup shawarma seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pitas, cut in half and opened
1 cup hummus
½ cup hot-house cucumber slices
1 cup shredded lettuce (optional)

1) In a bowl, combine chicken, seasoning and olive oil and toss to coat. Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat and cook chicken until browned all over and cooked all the way through, about 12 to 15 minutes.

2) To assemble pitas, spread about 3 tablespoons of hummus between 4 open pitas and layer with cucumber. Divide chicken between pitas and top with shredded lettuce. Serve with fries and remaining hummus.

Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the “Queen of Kosher” (CBS) and the “Jewish Rachael Ray” (New York Times), she’s the creative force behind JOYofKOSHER.com and “JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller” magazine. Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their six super kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen – quickly. Check out her new book, JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.

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