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Recipe || Chicken Gyros

Once again, I’ve had to pre-prepare this post for you because I am abroad! But never fear, that doesn’t lessen it’s quality. (Or in this case, deliciousness.) So while I am enjoying my last full day in Atlanta I hope you have the slightest tinges of food envy because this guy is special!
 
Maybe it’s my obsessions with this flavour profile ever since coming back from Turkey (where I couldn’t ever seem to eat enough tzatziki) but I have been crazing gyros and kebabs like a crazy woman.
 
Chicken Gyros
the completed gyro
Look at those brilliant colours!
 

Ingredients:

Tzatziki Sauce:
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 cup greek yogurt
squeeze of lemon
drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper

Chicken Marinade:
2 heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of oregano
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper

1 1/4 lbs chicken
pita bread
1 red onion
tomatoes

 
making the tzatziki
Sometimes I eat tzatziki on bread by itself for lunch.

Make the tzatziki sauce the night before. Either grate the cucumber or run it through the food processor. Press the grated cucumber between paper towels to remove excess water. Mix the garlic, cucumber, vinegar, yogurt, salt and pepper, and lemon juice together. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover and refrigerate.

tzatziki finished and dipping in pita breads
Mmmm….. tzatziki….

Marinate the chicken for at least two hours, but I do it the night before when I make the tzatziki sauce.  Chop chicken into 1” pieces. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together. Add the chicken into the marinade. Cover and refrigerate.

overnight chicken marinade
There’s pretty much nothing you can do to make raw chicken look appealing.

When it comes time to cook the chicken, cook it in a skillet or under the boiler, your preference. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, transfer it to a plate and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.

ingredients to stuff the pitas
Various foods to stuff inside the pitas.

Thinly slice the red onions and dice several tomatoes. Heat the pita breads. Top them with chicken, onion, tomato and tzatziki.

enjoying my gyro!
Nom, nom, nom!
 
I love eating gyros like this because they just taste so fresh. I feel like I am being so healthy without sacrificing taste.

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  • I have a serious love for tzaki too!

  • This sounds and looks amazing! I had no idea it was so easy to make tzatziki!

  • I need to start making Tzatziki now.. I have tried before, but it just wasn’t good enough. I’ll just add this bad boy to my list of “Amanda Dishes.” The other day I was trying to decide what to make for supper and I said, “Mongolian Beef?” to Rob and he said, “Is that Amanda’s?” lol.. I said yes and he said, “Oh yeah.. then make it for sure!” Should I be jealous? Nah..! !

    • Hahahaha well, I’m glad that one went down so well! If I ever compile a greatest hits list, Mongolian Beef will have to be at the top :)x

  • Ah, I love gyros, too; especially fresh ones like these! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  • Thank you! I CRAVE that cucumber sauce! Sometimes we go out to breakfast at a greek restaurant just so I can get gyros, just for the sauce! I need to make this. Can’t wait!!

    • Thank you so much! I am obsessed with it to- that’s the only real reason why I made these! xx

  • Shaved chicken gyro meat off a spit… I DREAM ABOUT IT!

  • Hilary Smith

    Wow these look delicious!! New GFC follower 🙂

  • Yum! I’m definitely making this and pinning! Thanks!