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Shawarma-Spiced Chicken & Chickpeas

Shawarma-Spiced Chicken & Chickpeas

with Pistachio Rice, Cucumber Salad & Garlicky White Sauce

We’re always on the hunt for vegan dinner ideas, and tonight it’s all about shawarma! For this veggie-centric spin, we swap the traditional spit-roasted meat for crisp roasted chickpeas with the same aromatic, warming spices. It’s served beside a fresh cuke, shallot, and tomato salad and over pistachio-studded basmati rice. Maybe the best thing about shawarma? the sauces—and we didn’t skimp. Drizzle on hot sauce and a creamy, garlicky white sauce, sprinkle with pistachios, then prepare to be totally bowled over.

Tags:
Spicy
Allergens:
Tree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time10 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

1 unit

Chickpeas

1 unit

Shallot

2 clove

Garlic

½ ounce

Pistachios

(Contains Tree Nuts)

2 unit

Veggie Stock Concentrate

1 tablespoon

Shawarma Spice Blend

½ cup

Basmati Rice

1 unit

Mini Cucumber

4 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

1 unit

Lemon

6 tablespoon

Vegan Mayo

1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

10 ounce

Chicken Cutlets

Not included in your delivery

Salt

Pepper

6 teaspoon

Cooking Oil

1 teaspoon

Olive Oil

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Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories1160 kcal
Fat62 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate94 g
Sugar16 g
Dietary Fiber10 g
Protein49 g
Cholesterol105 mg
Sodium1400 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.

Utensils

Strainer
Paper Towel
Medium Bowl
Aluminum Foil
Baking Sheet
Small pot
Large Pan
Zester
Small Bowl
Whisk

Instructions

Start Prep
1

• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Drain and rinse chickpeas; dry thoroughly with paper towels, removing as much moisture as possible. Halve, peel, and thinly slice shallot; mince a few slices until you have 2 TBSP (4 TBSP for 4 servings). Peel and mince or grate garlic. Roughly chop pistachios.

Roast Chickpeas
2

• In a medium bowl, toss chickpeas with half the stock concentrates, half the Shawarma Spice Blend (you’ll use the rest in the next step), a large drizzle of oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. • Spread chickpeas out in a single layer on a lightly oiled foil-lined baking sheet. Roast on top rack, tossing halfway through, until chickpeas are slightly crispy, 18-20 minutes. (It’s natural for chickpeas to pop a bit while roasting.) • Wipe out bowl.

Cook Rice
3

• While chickpeas roast, heat a large drizzle of oil in a small pot (use a medium pot for 4 servings) over medium-high heat. Add minced shallot, half the garlic, half the pistachios, remaining Shawarma Spice Blend, and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30-60 seconds. • Stir in rice, remaining stock concentrate, and ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4). Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

While the rice cooks, pat chicken dry with paper towels; season all over with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned and cooked through, 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board.

Finish Prep & Make Salad
4

• Quarter cucumber lengthwise; slice into ½-inch-thick pieces. Halve tomatoes lengthwise. Zest and quarter lemon. • In bowl used for chickpeas, combine cucumber, tomatoes, and as much sliced shallot as you like. Toss with half the lemon zest, juice from one lemon wedge, and a drizzle of olive oil. (For 4 servings, use juice from two wedges and a large drizzle of olive oil.) Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Make White Sauce
5

• In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, remaining garlic, remaining lemon zest, and juice from one lemon wedge (two wedges for 4 servings). • Whisk in 2 TBSP water (4 TBSP for 4) until combined. (If needed, add water 1 tsp at a time until sauce reaches a drizzling consistency.) Season white sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

Finish & Serve
6

• Fluff rice with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. • Divide rice between shallow bowls. Top with cucumber salad and roasted chickpeas in separate sections. Drizzle everything with white sauce and as much hot sauce as you like. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios and serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side.

Thinly slice chicken crosswise. Serve atop rice.

Chicken is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 165°.