"Gimme Thrive" Shawarma-jo Tacos

by Julie Finlayson on April 1, 2016
Julie Finlayson
Overall Rating: 5/5 | Kids Rating: 0/5


Move over, Navajo Tacos.....there's a new kid in town! Get the exotic flavor of Middle Eastern shawarma (Ironman loves it!) without all the work. Try these for dinner tonight and your hunger will be AVENGED!!!

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 70 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 90 min

Total Time:
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70 min
20 min
* Adjusting the servings on a recipe adjusts only the first measurement for each ingredient, and does not adjust any measurements in the directions.


Taco Bread

  • 1 1/3 c. hot water
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Instant Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp. Iodized Salt
  • 4 c. Honey Whole Wheat Dough Mix

Chicken Shawarma

  • 4 c. THRIVE Seasoned Chicken Slices - Freeze Dried THRIVE Seasoned Chicken Slices - Freeze Dried
  • 2 c. hot water
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Turmeric
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Iodized Salt
  • 4 clv. Garlic, mince

Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 clv. Garlic, peele
  • 1 tsp. Iodized Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Parsley


  • 1 diced hothouse cucumbers
  • 1 bunch halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, sliced thinl

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Taco Bread

  1. Dissolve yeast in hot water (hot from the tap). Add salt. Whisk. Stir in Thrive dough mix.
  2. Knead for 5 minutes. Lightly cover dough with a little vegetable oil, place in bowl, cover with towel, and allow to rise until dough has doubled in size.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide into 8 equal pieces.
  4. Place nonstick or cast iron skillet on stove on medium heat.
  5. Take one piece of dough, roll into ball, then flatten as thin as possible with your hands. Place on skillet and cook on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Repeat with remaining dough pieces. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

Chicken Shawarma

  1. Put the chicken into a bowl and add the 2 cups of water. Toss with a spoon every few minutes while you let it reconstitute (about 15 minutes).
  2. Put remaining shawarma ingredients into a small bowl, whisk well, and pour over the chicken (after the chicken has sat for 15 minutes). Toss to coat the chicken well.
  3. Drizzle a little vegetable or olive oil in a large skillet and heat to medium high on the stove. Pour in the chicken and allow it to heat through for about 5 minutes.

Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  1. Place all sauce ingredients in a blender and process for 1-2 minutes. Allow to rest while you prepare the toppings.

Assembling the Tacos

  1. Place a bread circle on a plate and top with some chicken.
  2. Add toppings and drizzle with sauce.