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Slow Cooker Chicken Shwarma for Gyros
This "shwarma" made with ground chicken in the slow cooker is one of our favorites.
6 hours,   Enough for at least 8 gyros
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Ingredients for Shwarma
½ Onion
3 Garlic cloves
2 lbs Ground chicken
2 Eggs
½ cup Whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1 Lemon
1 tsp Dried thyme
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
Ingredients for Gyros
8 Whole-wheat pita bread rounds
1 Tomato, chopped
1 Cucumber, peeled and cubed
1 cup Tzatziki Sauce
to taste Kalamata Olives, pitted. Optionally sliced (optional).
half small Thinly sliced red onion (optional)
Preparation: Chicken Shwarma
1.  In a food processor, pulse onion (1/2 onion) and garlic (3 cloves) until pureed.
2.  In a large bowl, stir together the onion puree, ground chicken (2 lbs), eggs (2 eggs), breadcrumbs (1/2 cup), lemon juice and zest (1 lemon), thyme (1 tsp), cinnamon (1/4 tsp), nutmeg (1/4 tsp), and salt (to taste).
3.  Mix the ingredients together until well combined.
4.  Drizzle the slow cooker with olive oil (1 tbsp) before placing the mixture inside.
5.  Form the mixture into a large ball. Compact ball with hands to squeeze out air. Place in slow cooker.
6.  Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low.
7.  After the time is up, unplug the slow cooker and remove the lid.
8.  Let it sit for at least 30 minutes (or refigerate overnight) before serving. this will allow the meat to set and cut into nice slices.
9.  Slice the meat.  ©
Preparation: Gyros
1.  Serve the sliced meat on warmed pita bread.
2.  Top with other Gyro ingredients as desired.

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