Greek Chicken Gyros

Ingredients
Meat
  • 2 lb Chicken breast, boneless skinless fillets
Produce
  • 5 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Garlic clove
  • 3 Garlic cloves (, minced (~ 3 tsp)), large
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Oregano, dried
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, fresh leaves
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, red (optional)
  • 3 Tomatoes (optional)
Condiments
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice
Baking & Spices
  • 2 Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Salt and pepper
Oils & Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 4 Pita breads or flat breads  or tortilla
Dairy
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups Greek yogurt, plain

Instructions

Marinade-
  • 3 large garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper

Place the Marinade ingredients in a zip lock bag and massage to mix. Add the chicken into the zip lock bag and massage to cover all the chicken in the Marinade. Marinate for at least 1-2 hours or until taste but no longer than 24 hours.

Make the Tzatziki-

  • 2 cucumbers (to make about 1/2 – 3/4 cup grated cucumber after squeezing out juice)
  • 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or more if you want richer)
  • 1/2 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
Place cucumber in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. Set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavors to mix.

Salad-

  • 3 tomatoes , de-seeded and diced (optional)
  • 3 cucumbers , diced
  • 1/2 red onion , peeled and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper
Combine ingredients in a bowl.

Cook Chicken

Brush the outdoor grill with oil, then preheat on medium high or heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a fry pan over medium high heat.
Remove chicken from Marinade. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through (cooking time depends on size of chicken).
Remove the chicken from the grill / fry pan onto a plate. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Assemble Gyros

If your chicken breasts are large, you may need to cut them.
Get a pita bread or flatbread (preferably warmed) and place it on a plate (baking) then place some salad down the middle of the bread, then top with chicken and Tzatziki.
Roll the wrap. If you wish you could use parchment paper to hold the gyro together with a twist at the end of the parchment paper to secure it for a more traditional feel.
However, I just let everyone help themselves in making their own gyro due to food allergies and taste as seen in the photos one of the gyros made by someone with an onion allergy and dislike of tomatoes.

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