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Chicken Gyros (with Roasted Lemon Greek Potatoes)

17 Jan

In case you didn’t know- I love food.  All kinds.  I don’t discriminate.  Unfortunately- I live in the middle of nowhere boonies with approximately one good restaurant.  Slim pickings out here.  The nearest greek restaurant is only 45 minutes away.   All of these factors add up to a lot of cooking when I get the craving!

Seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever made- even my picky husband raved about this one! Enjoy!

photo (3)
(in other news- I need a new camera…)

Chicken Gyros
Yields: About 4 servings

For the tzatziki sauce:
16 ounces of plain greek yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
2-3 garlic cloves, minced (I grated mine on a micro planer)
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

For the chicken:
4 cloves of garlic smashed
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping tablespoons plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt and pepper
2 thick chicken breasts, butterflied

For the tzatziki sauce-
Finely dice/mince/shred cucumber.  I used a hand food chopper and it was perfect.  Wrap in a towel and squeeze to remove as much water as possible (I forgot to do this and just had to drain the sauce a little before serving).  Mix together the yogurt, cucmber, garlic, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, and S&P.  Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.

To prepare the chicken-
Combine the marinade- garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and S&P in a medium bowl and whisked until it is mixed well.  Add the chicken- cover and marinate for at least an hour, but no more than 24 hours.

Cook the chicken as preferred.  I grilled ours on a George Foreman grill.  Once the chicken is cooked, let it rest for at least 5 minutes and cut into chunks.

To assemble-
Heat pitas.  Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, red onion, and tomatoes! Devour! 🙂

adapted from Annie Eats

I also made Roasted Lemon Greek Potatoes.  They were very delicious- but stuck to the pan 😦 Not very picture friendly….here’s the recipe I used-

Greek Potatoes (via The Southern Belle Baby)

What have you guys cooked up recently?


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