Moroccan Chicken & Sweet Potato Gyros + Pitas + Red Cabbage Slaw

Moroccan Chicken & Sweet Potato Gyros with Homemade Pitas and Red Cabbage Slaw

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Anyone feel like a little trip to Morroco? gyros

Growing up, my family frequently vacationed at Walt Disney World. I remember how much fun it was to go to EPCOT and feel like you went around the world in one day. That is about the extent of my childhood traveling experiences.  moroccan chicken[ A large percentage of capturing the feeling of a culture is the food. A simple combination of ingredients can transport you to such exciting places. I loved tasting all the different international foods around World Showcase. moroccan gyros

We are a tiny bit further from Orlando than we used to be and a real trip around the world in one day seems a little unlikely. My alternative was to make my own EPCOT experience at home. moroccan

I did my little name trick again with this recipe. As far as my siblings are concerned, these are Aladdin chicken tacos and they loved them. They seemed to go for the whole idea, though I couldn’t get the boys to eat the cabbage. They claim that they have allergies to vegetables. I think that the slaw is one of the best parts. I am a big fan of red cabbage.

Moroccan Chicken & Sweet Potato Gyros with Homemade Pitas and Red Cabbage Slaw

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Moroccan Chicken & Sweet Potato Gyros with Homemade Pitas and Red Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients

    Red Cabbage Slaw:
  • 1/2 head red cabbage cut into thin shreds
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: a few tablespoons of sugar (I did not add this)
  • Pitas:
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour (I used about 70% whole wheat)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons herbs of choice (oregeno,basil,rosemary, etc.)
  • Moroccan Chicken & Sweet Potatoes:
  • 1 pound or 450g ground chicken (turkey would work too)
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and boiled until softened
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained

Instructions

    Red Cabbage Slaw:
  1. Toss all the ingredients for slaw together in a large bowl and set aside to allow vinegar to do its thing.
  2. Pitas:
  3. Combine milk, oil, salt, soda, and herbs in a large bowl. Ad flour 1 cup at a time and stir until it becomes a ball of dough. Add more flour as needed until it doesn't stick to your fingers.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 - 8 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into a circle about 4 inches in diameter.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease with oil. Cook each pita on each side for 30 seconds to 1 minute until brown spots appear. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
  6. Moroccan Chicken & Sweet Potatoes:
  7. Cut sweet potatoes into cubes. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté garlic and onions until soft. Add chicken and cook until all the pink is gone. Add spices, tomato sauce, chickpeas, and sweet potatoes and simmer until most of the sauce is absorbed.
  8. To Assemble Gyros:
  9. Spoon a serving of chicken & sweet potatoes on each pita and top with red cabbage slaw.
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This meal did its job in transporting us to a fun new destination.  

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