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Chicken Gyros

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Chicken Gyros
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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Chicken Gyros

Chicken gyros made with marinated chicken, wrapped in warm pitas and topped with creamy tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce:

1
cup Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt
1
cucumber, peeled and seeded
1
teaspoon minced garlic
1
teaspoon white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Drizzle of olive oil
Squeeze of lemon

Chicken for the marinade:

2
teaspoons minced garlic
Lemon juice of one (2-3 tablespoons)
2
teaspoons red wine vinegar
2
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2
heaping tablespoons Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt
1
tablespoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/4
pounds skinless, chicken breasts

For the gyros:

2
tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2
cup red onion, diced
6
pitas or flatbread

Directions

  • 1 Chop the cucumber in a food processor or shred. About 1/4-1/2 cup. Wrap in a towel and 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 so the flavors can meld.
  • 2 To prepare the chicken marinade, 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 at least 30 minutes. The flavors will infuse the chicken the longer it marinates. Discard marinade after use.
  • 3 Cook chicken in a skillet on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until done. Once the chicken is cooked, tranfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into small strips.
  • 4 Warm pitas in the microwave. Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and onions. Serve immediately.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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Greek Chicken Gyros

As prepared by Girl Who Ate Everything,

I was meant to be Greek. When I watched the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I couldn't help but feel like I was watching my own family. Just like the Greek culture, I grew up in a big family with strong religious convictions, who love to eat.

My family is BIG. I am the youngest of ten kids and I have eighty-five first cousins on my dad's side alone. Oh, and the food! Sometimes when I go back to Arizona to visit, I take over the cooking duties to give my mom a break. Last time we were there, my husband and I took on breakfast one morning. After six dozen eggs we still had only fed half the crowd. As soon as we set a plate of food down it was gone in a heartbeat.

These Chicken Gyros start with warm pitas stuffed with Greek marinated chicken and are topped with cool and creamy tzatziki sauce (try saying that 3 times fast). Now if you really want to get your Greek on, you have to be able to say Gyro correctly. Gyro is pronounced “Yee-Roh” notJy-Roh”.

Start with marinating the chicken in a tangy Greek inspired sauce.

Marinade for Chicken Gyros

Next, cook the chicken in a skillet for a couple of minutes on each side.

Chicken Gyros Recipe

Slice up the chicken and place it on a warm pita. Generously top it with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and onions. Roll it up and enjoy. Opa!

Greek Chicken Gyros

Tip: This is a great meal to prepare the night before. The longer the chicken marinates and the tzatziki sauce sits, the more the flavors are infused.



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