Make this chicken gyro recipe for a fresh meal that’s both delicious and healthy! Featuring succulent chicken in pita bread with a classic tzatziki sauce, the whole family will find it irresistible. Watch the video or follow the instructions below to learn how to make awesome chicken gyros at home.
Chicken Gyro Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
- 2 lbs. chicken breast
- 1/2 English cucumber, shredded
- 4 t. garlic
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 1/2 t. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 T. white wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 T. oregano
For the sauce:
- 1 C. Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- Shredded cucumber, drained
- 1 t. lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
Marinate 2 lbs. chicken breast in a marinade consisting of Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper. Do so for about 2 hours, or no longer than 24 hours.
Cook chicken over medium heat on a grill pan, or on an outdoor grill.
Cook until the crust is a nice brown.
In a bowl, place shredded cucumber, garlic cloves, and lemon juice.
Add Greek yogurt, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Thinly slice the cooked chicken.
Place chicken, sauce, and fresh vegetables of your choice in pita bread.
Serve and enjoy!
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What is a Gyro?
You may be familiar with gyros from Greek restaurants and food booths at fairs, but not everyone is familiar with this tasty sandwich. A gyro is essentially meat served in a flatbread. They are traditionally cooked in a vertical broiler, though various heat sources will do the trick. Although lamb is the most commonly used meat for a gyro, one can also enjoy them with chicken, pork, and beef. Cucumber, onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce complete the dish.
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Chicken Gyro Video Recipe Transcript
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Hi there! Jess in the Rada Kitchen, thanks for joining. Today we are bringing fair food to you with Greek chicken gyros. We’re going to serve these up with some homemade tzatziki sauce. We are going to start with our marinated chicken.
Here we have some chicken breast, about 2 pounds that we’ve had marinating in our fridge. Our marinade consists of Greek yogurt, garlic cloves, olive oil, white wine vinegar, oregano, and salt and pepper. You can find the exact measurements at the end of this clip. You want to marinate this for about 2 hours. Definitely not longer than 24 hours in the fridge.
So over medium heat we’re just going to add our chicken onto our grill pan. You could of course do this on an outdoor grill as well and get those beautiful char marks. We’re going to go ahead and flip our chicken. As you can see we’ve got this nice brown crust on it which is what we’re looking for. We are ready to start with our tzatziki sauce.
Here I have an English cucumber, or a seedless cucumber, which is what you’re looking for. You can see it’s longer and skinnier. We’re just going to go ahead and scrub this over our bowl. So I have drained off most of the excess liquid into the cucumber and to this I am going to add 2 cloves of garlic that we’ve chopped. A tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. And about 2 cups of Greek yogurt. Either white wine or red wine vinegar. Just a few teaspoons.
Lastly, we’ll just season this up with some salt and pepper. You can either chop or slice these. I’m just going to have some thin slices of cucumber that we’re going to stuff into our pita. Now for some thinly sliced red onion. OK, let’s go ahead and thinly slice our chicken breast. As you can see it’s nice and tender from sitting in that marinade.
Let’s pack our pita. I cheated and bought a pre-sliced pita. Of course, you can buy the big, whole ones and do your pita as a wrap. I’m going to add slices of chicken first. You can pack it with whatever toppings you like. I’m going to use some spinach, chopped tomato, and sliced cucumber. And then we’ll top it off with our sauce. You can also add to this some Kalamata olives or feta cheese. Just spoon it in. Don’t forget a couple pieces of our sweet red onion.
So now you don’t have to wait to go out to your favorite Greek restaurant or the state fare. Thanks so much for joining me today. Be sure to check us out at RadaCutlery.com or subscribe to our YouTube channel to get more great recipes just like this one.
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