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Chicken Shawarma in Lettuce Cups. Get the ultimate way to go healthy with a flavor packed succulent chicken shawarma served in lettuce cups. Hummus and all your favorite toppings included--a step by step recipe you need to make! www.twopurplefigs.com

Chicken Shawarma In Lettuce Cups

Craving succulent flavorful Chicken Shawarma? Serve these Chicken Shawarma Lettuce Cups as an easy healthy chicken recipe that packs all the flavors and spices of shawarma while still being low-carb and guilt-free! 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine low-carb, Middle Eastern
Keyword chicken shawarma recipe, chicken shawarma wrap, easy chicken shawarma
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301 kcal
Author Mahy


For the shawarma:

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut up into strips ( roughly half inch wide and 1.5 inch long)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 4 large cloves of garlic minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley and cilantro
  • 1/4 cup El Yucateco® Green Habanero sauce or any green chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

To assemble:

  • 2 heads of Boston lettuces leaves disassembled form the stem but left whole
  • 1 cup hummus (store bought or this Ultimate Hummus Dip)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes about 2 large ones
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 small cucumbers diced
  • chopped cilantro and parsley leaves
  • lime juice


  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken and all ingredients for the shawarma without the oil. Toss the chicken and flavoring together and set aside to infuse the flavors for 10 minutes at least and up to 1 hour.
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, add the olive oil.
  3. When the skillet is well heated, add in the chicken.
  4. Sauté the chicken stirring every minute until it’s cooked through and slightly golden. Turn off the heat and allow the chicken to cool for just a couple of minutes to be easier to handle.
  5. Take one lettuce leaf at a time, and spread a tablespoon of hummus (here's my recipe for homemade hummus) over the length of the lettuce and going slightly to cover half the sides.

  6. Pile up some chicken over the hummus and top that with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.
  7. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro and parsley and a squeeze of lime.
  8. using your fingers, press the chicken wrap firmly so the sides of the lettuce stick to the toppings and holds its shape. The hummus will make the whole wrap stick together.

  9. Arrange the chicken shawarma wraps on a tray and serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be prepared 8 hours in advance, wrapped and kept in the fridge. It will be served cold in that case.

The chicken and toppings may be prepared separately 2 days in advance. The chicken can be heated a the time of assembly.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Shawarma In Lettuce Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 686mg30%
Potassium 1070mg31%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 2055IU41%
Vitamin C 14.5mg18%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.