Recipes

Chicken Gyros

Recipe submitted by: Dani Gurrie

Recipe courtesy of: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Opa! Pita, tzatziki, chicken, YUMMY!
 
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What's in it

Ingredients

Tzatziki sauce:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil

For the chicken:
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 Tablespoons)
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

To assemble:
Pita bread
Fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
Red onion, sliced thin

How to cook it

Directions

  • Shred the cucumber or chop in food processor.
  • Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible.
  • Mix together the yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  • To prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together until mixed well.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Cook the chicken as desired, either in the skillet or with the broiler.
  • Once the chicken is completely cooked through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut into strips. Heat pitas.
  • Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and sliced onions. Serve immediately.