Chicken Gyro Recipe

chicken gyro recipe

This Chicken Gyro Recipe combines a yummy marinade and easy to make Tzatziki Sauce.  You can make all the ingredients ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for a quick week night meal.  Most of the ingredients I keep on hand regularly.

Chicken Gyro Recipe

You need whatever kind of chicken you prefer.  Generally I do boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

For the Marinade:
2 cloves garlic, minced (I buy the pre-minced jars)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup diced onions
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
dash of salt and pepper

1 pack pita bread (not the kind with pockets)
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced cucumbers
Shredded lettuce

 

Chicken Gyros Recipe

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

2 (8 oz.) containers of plain yogurt
1 regular cucumbers, peeled & seeded
1 1/2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill ( I omitted and it still tasted fine)
dash of salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Place chicken in a ziploc bag.

2. Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken. Marinade for at least one hour. (The longer the better.)

3. While chicken is marinading make your tzatziki sauce. Simply mix all ingredients from above together. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to skillet and turn on medium heat. While skillet is heating up slice chicken breasts into strips. ( I did this to cut down on the cooking time.)

4. Cook chicken in skillet until cooked through. Probably about 6 -8 minutes.

5. While chicken is cooking heat your pita bread up. I simply put mine in a frying pan for one minute on each side. If you have gas burners you could put right over a low flame.

6. To assemble, spread generous amount of tzatziki sauce on pita. Add chicken slices and top with tomato, cucumbers, and lettuce.

7. Serve hot with fries and sliced cucumbers.

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Cooking For One: Chicken Gyros
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • For Marinade:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ⅛ cup diced onions
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 pack pita bread (not the kind with pockets)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Shredded lettuce
  • For Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 2 (8 oz.) containers of plain yogurt
  • 1 regular cucumbers, peeled & seeded
  • 1½ cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill ( I omitted and it still tasted fine)
  • dash of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a ziploc bag.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken. Marinade for at least one hour. (The longer the better.)
  3. While chicken is marinading make your tzatziki sauce. Simply mix all ingredients from above together. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to skillet and turn on medium heat. While skillet is heating up slice chicken breasts into strips. ( I did this to cut down on the cooking time.)
  5. Cook chicken in skillet until cooked through. Probably about 6 -8 minutes.
  6. While chicken is cooking heat your pita bread up. I simply put mine in a frying pan for one minute on each side. If you have gas burners you could put write over a low flame.
  7. To assemble, spread generous amount of tzatziki sauce on pita. Add chicken slices and top with tomato, cucumbers, and lettuce.
  8. Serve hot with fries and sliced cucumbers.

 

 

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