(WJBK) - This coming Sunday, the Livonia Public Schools will be hosting a fundraiser, the Livonia Culinary Tour. It's happening on Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m. at Franklin High School.
People will purchase a ticket for $25 at the door and then be able to sample delicious food from area restaurants and culinary schools.
Part of the proceeds will go to Chef Chuck Sansone. He was paralyzed from the waist down from a car accident last June.
VIDEO: Student chefs Chelsea Lloyd, Gannon Haushalter and Alexis Ardinger join us in the FOX 2 Cooking school and prepare their chicken schwarma. You can find their recipe below.
2.5 lbs of thinly cut skinless boneless chicken breast
½ cup of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
4 tablespoons of plain (Greek) yogurt
3 tablespoons of white vinegar
1 head of garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 to 1.5 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon of ground oregano (or thyme)
1 teaspoon of paprika
½ teaspoon of ginger powder (optional)
A pinch of nutmeg powder
1. Rinse the boneless chicken breasts with fresh cold water then cut horizontally into thinner cuts of about ½ inch (each breast could possibly be split into 2 slices depending on thickness).
2. Mix all ingredients in a blender, add to a bowl and mix well with the chicken, cover and let marinate in the fridge overnight.
3. When ready, grill the marinated chicken using a panini/George Forman grill for about 15 minutes on medium heat. You can also cook the chicken on a BBQ grill if so you wish.
4. Once cooked, shred the chicken thinly as in the photo and it's now ready to be wrapped into a Shawarma Sandwich. Spread the chicken shreds along the diameter of a pita bread, spread a bit of Lebanese Garlic paste, add some salty cucumber pickles, some French fries, and some grilled tomatoes, roll and enjoy.
Try marinating a mix of 75% chicken breast and 25% skinless boneless chicken thighs. The fat in the thighs gives the chicken a nice kick when grilled. Add grilled tomatoes in the sandwich instead of raw tomatoes Some restaurants add french fries in the sandwich, others add a cabbage/mayo salad to the sandwich. Baking or broiling in the oven will rid the chicken of its juice and must be avoided if possible. We found that using a panini grill cooks faster and keeps the moisture inside the chicken
3 heads of Garlic
4-5 Cups of Oil
Lemon and garlic in the cuisinart. Spin, and add oil while machine is running until smooth. Season with salt if necessary.