Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce


I was going to make this last week but got a bit busy with homework. So I decided to just make it today since it's my only day off to do anything I want! I got this recipe from a cookbook that was at Dianne's house when we visited over a year ago. I really love lamb gyros but I'd rather find a place that does them well. At least when I'm at home, I know I can make a pretty decent one with chicken instead!




Chicken Gyros

2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano {dried}
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion {powder}
1 teaspoon salt





  • In a bowl or bag, place all of the ingredients together and mix well. Marinate for up to 2 hours.
  • Once ready, place the chicken on a grill {I use a George Foreman} or in a pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side.





Tzatziki Sauce

1 cup cucumber, finely chopped
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon mint
1 teaspoon cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt




  • Mix all of the ingredients together and let sit for at least 1 hour before using.

Condiments:

pita bread
lettuce
tomatoes, sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
tzatziki sauce {recipe above}

  • Take a piece of pita bread and layer with the lettuce, chicken, tomato, red onion and tzatziki sauce.
 


Ashley

12 comments:

  1. Hi Ashley! I wanted to let you know that I am making these for the second time today. My family and I absolutely love them! Thank you so much for the delicious recipe.

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    1. Aww, I so glad you and your family enjoy these gyros!

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  2. These were absolutely amazing!!!

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  3. This is probably the stupidest question, but can you use mint extract in the sauce, or does it have to be spearmint leaves?

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    1. Hi Brittany! Usually mint extract is sweet. I would still suggest using fresh.

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  4. Thank you for this recipe. Made it tonight for my family and even my very picky toddler liked the chicken. I think I will share this recipe on my blog because it is just that good. Thanks again!

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  5. This recipe is really good! I especially liked the sauce. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This looks really good. Can you tell me if you use cumin seeds or ground cumin?

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    1. Absolutely! I use ground cumin. If I were to use cumin seeds, I would likely toast them and then grind them in a coffee grinder. I often do that when making Indian food!

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