Friday, October 28, 2011

{EASY} Chicken Gyros

You want to make these! Know why? Because want to make them again. and again and again.
They were SO yummy! And really simple to make!
My love for gyros started at the county fair. I know, not the most conventional place to get greek food. But it hooked me none the less! And with our lack of greek resturants in Southern Utah, I decided if I wanted them again, it was up to me!
So after accidentially buying my baby plain yogurt instead of vanilla, I whipped these up and they were a hit!

For the Chicken:
2 Chicken breasts pounded out flat and cut into strips
1 TBS plain yogurt.
1tsp oregeno
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

For the Tzatziki sauce:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregeno
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp white vinegar
salt and pepper
1-2 TBS extra virgin olive oil (use more or less depending on the consistency you want)

In a bowl, mix chicken with all of the other 'chicken' ingredients, allow to marinade for about 1/2 an hour.
For the sauce, strain your yogurt over a fine strainer LINED kitchen towel for at least 1/2 an hour. This makes the yogurt a lot more thick, you'll be suprised! While the yogurt is straining, grate your peeled and seeded cucumber with a fine grater, over a paper towel on a plate. Once the cucumber is grated, squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the pulp. Add all of the ingredients for the sauce, including the cucumber pulp and strained yogurt to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a blowl and refridgerate until ready to serve.
Cook your marinated chicken in a skillet or on the bbq until no longer pink.
Now we're to the fun part! The pita! I am VERY picky about pitas! They are always dry and crumbly. No good. I found these at walmart and they are awesome!
Papa Pita -Greek Pita Flat Bread
It's SUPER soft and thick and YUMMY! and it was like $1.50 for 6 pitas at walmart! Score! Make sure to get good pitas! It makes ALL the difference!
Warm the pitas for about 30 seconds in the microwave.
Then all you do is layer!
Pita on the bottom, then chicken, then lettuce and whatever you want (olives, onion, tomato etc.) and drizzle with the Tzatziki sauce.

2 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking meal

Hannah said...

omg you need to do a blog or something on foods to buy at Walmart. 6 pitas for 1.50 is amazing! They are usually twice that or more! If you made a list of the stuff to buy at Walmart then I could know what stuff to leave out of my list!


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