Monday, April 8, 2013

It's all Greek to me!

Another tried and true Pinterest recipe.  I love gyros.  We have a fabulous Greek restaurant here in town and they make the best gyros.  They also always have a booth at our county fair (and every other local summer festival) and I always get a gyro.  However, I know I couldn't possibly reproduce the gyro I love.  But a chicken gyro? Well that is the perfect twist!  I CAN make that at home. 

I found a recipe that was super easy and my family loves them!  Thanks to The Girl Who Ate Everything for the fabulous recipe!  I followed the recipe as is, no modifications.  I've made these more than 1 time and they have turned out great each time!  I also LOVE the Tzatziki sauce, I could did eat it right out of the bowl.  I can't wait until it is warm enough for me to grill the chicken.  I used my George Forman the other night, it worked great!

    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
  1. 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.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Notes: slightly adapted from Annie's Eats 

Don't be afraid, try new stuff!!


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  1. So cute, these turned out so good looking. I love gyros and haven't had one in ages. I need to try this recipe.

  2. These are AGAIN on our dinner menu. Can't wait until dinner time.