I love Chicken Shawarma. Byblos Pitas is my favorite place in town to get Shawarma and it’s just one of my favorite places in general. So, as much as I love Modern Family, I couldn’t help but be slightly offended by Cam and Mitchell’s dissatisfaction with Shawarma City in this episode.
I made our own version of Chicken Shawarma tonight for dinner, and while not as good as what I get at Byblos, it’s super simple and pretty darn good.
First up, I found these great pitas at Publix that are pretty close to Byblos, thin and not too stiff!
I smeared some tzatziki on the inside and stuffed with romaine, cucumbers, and tomatoes. My trick to chop up vegetables like cucumbers is to cut a cross in them length-wise and then slice them to your desired thickness – you end up with little cucumber triangles that work great in a pita or a salad.
The chicken itself is cooked with onion, bell pepper, and sofrito. Super simple. Pop that in the pita and top with a little feta if you so desire.
Roll her up and serve with pita chips or veggies with hummus or babaganoush. Yum! And the Boog ate her deconstructed version, even trying a bit of cucumber after dangling the promise of a honeydew melon dessert.