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CHICKEN SHAWARMA PIZZA WITH A PAPRIKA YOGHURT DRIZZLE

We at tasty moments love a good shawarma, so we decided to deconstruct it and give it to you on a crispy pizza base.

CHICKEN SHAWARMA PIZZA WITH A PAPRIKA YOGHURT DRIZZLE

We at tasty moments love a good shawarma, so we decided to deconstruct it and give it to you on a crispy pizza base.

CHICKEN SHAWARMA PIZZA WITH A PAPRIKA YOGHURT DRIZZLE

We at tasty moments love a good shawarma, so we decided to deconstruct it and give it to you on a crispy pizza base.

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

YOU WILL NEED

QUANTITIES OF INGREDIENTS

  • Ital Pizza | Classic Bases
  • 600g x chicken strips (this recipe is for 4 people)
  • ¼ x cup olive oil
  • 1 x juice of a small lemon
  • 2 x tsp dry oregano
  • Salt & pepper – a pinch of each
  • 1 x cup plain yoghurt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 x tsp salt
  • 1 ½ x cup white cabbage
  • 1 ½ x cup red cabbage
  • ½ x red onion finely diced
  • 12 x cherry tomatoes cut in half

METHOD

How to prepare your Shawarma Pizza

With Ital Pizza’s Classic Bases. We replace the pita with pizza.

1st let’s prep our chicken. This is so easy and although we’re using chicken it can easily be swopped for beef. The recipe stays the same.

  1. In a large mixing bowl add your chicken strips, a ¼ cup of olive oil, a juice of a whole a small lemon, 2 teaspoons of dry oregano, a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, give it all a good mix and set aside to marinate for 10 or so minutes.

And now for our paprika yoghurt.

  1. In a bowl add one cup plain yogurt.
  2. To the yoghurt add 1/4 teaspoon paprika and 1 teaspoon salt and mix.

And that’s it. Yoghurt dip done and dusted. Cover and place in the fridge to chill.

Now time to fry the strips of chicken.

  1. Heat the pan on high heat. Once the pan has heated throughout start frying the chicken strips in 2 batches. You don’t want to fry the chicken for too long. Keep moving the pieces in the pan. We want the chicken strips to brown and cook through but not dry up. Use your tongs and keep turning the chicken strips until they cook. About 8 to 10 minutes each batch.
  2. In the meantime, place your Ital pizza classic bases into the oven, for 10 to 13 minutes, pre-heated to 220˚.
  3. By now both batches of chicken should be done. Mix your two batches together, give it one last stir in the pan to heat through and you’re ready to go.
  4. Once your bases are ready, you can start assembling your Shawarma Pizza.
  5. First a dollop of your paprika infused yogurt, which you’ll spread across the surface of the base.
  6. Now add the shredded cabbage. We’re using a red cabbage and a white cabbage. 1 ½ cups of each
  7. Now add your chicken strips and your cherry tomatoes.
  8. And lastly sprinkle with your finely diced red onion.
  9. And if you want a little something extra, a drizzle of balsamic crema to finish these babies off!

And you’re done. Your own home-made deconstructed chicken shawarma, the tasty moments way! Slice, and eat with a knife and fork or simply use your hands the traditional way. We don’t judge!

Deliciously crispy and you’re eating in less than 20 minutes. Now that’s what we call an easy meal solution.

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