Despite calling these sandwiches “gyros”, you are not required to roast a huge chunk of meat on a vertical spit for hours on end. Fear not! This is the simplified version, but just as tasty.
I found this recipe on Annie’s Eats, and thought I would try them out. My family (and myself) all loved them! They go great with tabouli salad and/or Greek salad. Also, don’t forget the pita bread and hummus! You can’t have Mediterranean food without hummus! It just wouldn’t be the same without it…
recipe adapted from Annie’s Eats
Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 c. Greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1 cloved garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 – 4 med. size chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb.)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
- salt and pepper
- pita bread
- chopped tomato
- sliced red onion
To make the Tzatziki sauce:
- Chop cucumber in a food processor. Drain liquid and add to a medium size bowl.
- Add the remaining sauce ingredients to bowl. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
To make the chicken:
- Mix the garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and a dash of salt and pepper into a bowl.
- Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Add to bowl with marinade, mix until chicken is well coated, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Cook chicken over med-high heat in a skillet or under a broiler until cooked through. Drain any remaining liquid, and place in serving bowl.
- Heat pita bread.
- To assemble, place some chicken, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, onion, and tomato (as desired) in warm pita bread, and enjoy.