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Lettuce boats with chicken shawarma

Low carb chicken shawarma in a lettuce wrap

  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 3-4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Low-carb chicken shawarma in a lettuce wrap. Low FODMAP and suitable for the SIBO diet. Gluten-free and low in lactose.



For the shawarma spices

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp chili
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the chicken and vegetable mixture

  • 400 g (14.1 oz) chicken thigh fillet
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) zucchini
  • 2 tbsp olives, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 23 heads of romaine lettuce or an iceberg lettuce

For the yogurt dressing

  • 4 tbsp lactose-free yogurt**
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Pepper
  • Salt


  1. Mix all the spices for the shawarma spices together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken thigh fillet into pieces. Put the chicken into a bowl. Add a splash of olive oil and the spices mix and stir everything together. 
  3. Heat some olive oil in a pan and fry the chicken until cooked thoroughly.
  4. Cut the bell pepper, zucchini, and tomatoes into small pieces and fry for a few minutes.
  5. Add the olives at the last minute and fry briefly.
  6. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  7. Separate the lettuce leaves, wash them well, and let them drain.
  8. Divide them over the plates.
  9. Spoon the chicken-vegetable mixture over the lettuce.
  10. Cut the avocado into cubes and spread over the chicken mixture.
  11. For the yogurt dressing, mix together yogurt, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve the chicken shawarma lettuce wraps with some yogurt dressing and grated cheese.


* Use homemade yogurt if you follow the SIBO diet and are in the 2nd phase.

**Use aged cheese for at least 1 month if you follow the SIBO diet and are in the 2nd phase.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Diner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: International


  • Serving Size: 1 portion (1/3 of the recipe)
  • Calories: 370
  • Fat: 24
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 32

Keywords: low carbohydrate chicken shawarma, low FODMAP chicken shawarma, gluten-free chicken shawarma, SIBO chicken shawarma