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    Time to dust off this forum again!

    Found a tasty middle eastern chicken recipe that was dying to have me try it. Top it with a spiced up yogurt sauce and all was good. It's not in the recipe but I blasted a few squirts of siracha sauce in the marinade and the yogurt sauce. What can I say, every thing needs some heat!

    Chicken:
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 16 (3-inch) strips

    Sauce:
    1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
    2 tablespoons tahini < I didn't have this
    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 garlic clove, minced

    You also need:
    4 (6-inch) pitas < I used some flat bread that was on hand
    1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
    8 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices

    1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
    2. To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.
    3. To prepare sauce, combine yogurt and next 4 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove), stirring with a whisk.
    4. Thread 2 chicken strips onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.
    5. Place pitas on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Place 1 pita on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup lettuce and 2 tomato slices. Top each serving with 4 chicken pieces; drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce.

    Marinade and skewered and on the grill


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    That really looks good. How would you rate the recipe on a scale of 1-10?

    Thanks for dusting off the recipe thread. We need something pleasant to distract from all the horrors in the world today.
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    I would rate it right up there with......I will do this again!!! I am on another weight loss kick, but starting way in the hole! My new sedentary lifestyle let me balloon to 274 lbs, but at 5'9" that's not so bad, I have big bones! 274 last sunday and this past sunday 266. I am going to make that old promise I made tears ago, when I hit 220......A 2lb steak is my prize. But till then its time to try to make diet food taste good.

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    That looks really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    I would rate it right up there with......I will do this again!!! I am on another weight loss kick, but starting way in the hole! My new sedentary lifestyle let me balloon to 274 lbs, but at 5'9" that's not so bad, I have big bones! 274 last sunday and this past sunday 266. I am going to make that old promise I made tears ago, when I hit 220......A 2lb steak is my prize. But till then its time to try to make diet food taste good.
    Just do what I did - avoid anything white (potatoes, pasta, rice). It's really easy once you get used to it, which takes a couple of weeks. I lost 55 pounds in 9 months, which turned out to be too much and I actually HAD to gain 20 back. Since you're a guy it should go even faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Just do what I did - avoid anything white (potatoes, pasta, rice).
    What about bread and sugar?
    Be Not Afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    What about bread and sugar?
    I'm doing the whole wheat bread and using splenda instead of sugar.

    On another note, I just tried turkey bacon! What a joke to call it any kind of bacon!!! It ends up like potato chips but without the flavor.

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    It looks as good as the shwarma they sell in Dearborn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    What about bread and sugar?
    No sugar - it's white. Fortunately I lost my sweet tooth a long time ago. Multigrain bread is fine. I was getting concerned about my glucose numbers and didn't want to cross the line into the big "D". So far, so good!
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