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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with these Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki!
Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Tender chicken marinated in a Greek-inspired blend of yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and spices, delivers an irresistible burst of flavor. Grilled to perfection and wrapped inside a soft, warm pita bread, these gyros are topped with tzatziki (and Greek Salad) and will immediately transport you to the Mediterranean!

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

What Goes Into Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki?

To make the marinade for the chicken, you will need:

  • Natural Greek yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Spices: cumin, coriander, paprika, and oregano

To make the Tzatziki:

  • Grated English cucumber
  • Natural Greek yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Minced garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

How Do You Make a Gyro?

  1. Marinate the chicken: mix all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and stir in the chicken thigh filets. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Grate the cucumber and place it in a colander to remove the excess water. Press it down to dry it as much as you can.
  3. Prepare the tzatziki by combining the grated cucumber with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. For an extra topping, make a salad by combining sliced grape tomatoes, chopped cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped fresh parsley, and mint. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Grill the chicken: remove any excess marinade from the chicken thighs and grill them in a preheated outdoor grill or a hot grill pan.
  6. Assembling the gyros: warm the pita bread in the microwave, place a lettuce leaf and a sliced grilled chicken thigh in the middle of the warm pita, top with tzatziki, and salad, and fold.

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with these Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
MARINATING TIME: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 28 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 500kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken thigh filets
  • 6 pita or flatbreads
  • 6 lettuce leaves

For the marinade:

  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp natural flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the tzatziki

  • 1 English cucumber grated and liquid squeezed out
  • 1 ¼ cup natural-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup English cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Marinate the chicken: mix all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and stir in the chicken thigh filets. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Grate the cucumber and place it in a colander to remove the excess water. Press it down to dry it as much as you can.
  • Prepare the tzatziki by combining the grated cucumber with the rest of the ingredients.
  • For extra topping, make a salad by combining sliced grape tomatoes, chopped cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped fresh parsley, and mint. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the chicken: remove any excess marinade from the chicken thighs and grill them in a preheated outdoors grill or a hot grill pan.
  • Assembling the gyros: warm the pita bread in the microwave, place a lettuce leaf and a sliced grilled chicken thigh in the middle of the warm pita, top with tzatziki, salad, and fold.

Notes

  1. Before grilling the chicken, remove the excess marinade.
  2. Remember to warm the pita bread before wrapping the gyros or they could tear.
  3. Squeeze as much water from the grated cucumber as you can so the tzatziki is not watered down.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 18g

 

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