Chicken GyrosNo matter how you pronounce gyros they are delicious. They are spicy, flavorful, and so yummy. This is the kind of food you wait in long lines for at a fair or at a festival. And now you don’t have to wait in a long line for them, because you have the recipe to make them at home whenever you want.  That’s right!  You can enjoy gyros all year long!  Even though it is fall you can feel like you are transported back to summer with this delicious dish.  I love this recipe with its wonderful cucumber sauce. I ate it for three lunches straight!  These gyros come together so quickly and they are completely family friendly. If you’re not a tomato fan, skip them.  If you love feta cheese, load it on.  Looking for a great Halloween dinner?  Try this meal idea out.  You can make gyros before the trick-or-treaters start coming by, and you can enjoy the gyros while you are handing out candy.

Start by making your Tzatziki sauce. You will need 1/2 of a cucumber, 1 (7 oz.) container of plain Fage greek strained yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried dill, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.

cucumber sauce ingredientsPeel the cucumber.

peeling cucumberChop half of the cucumber into fine pieces.

chopping cucumber

Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic powder, dried dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.

mixing sauceNow you can set your Tzatziki sauce aside and mix up the spices for your chicken.  In a bowl mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoons of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of dried parsley, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 2 teaspoons of oregano.

spices mixed for gyroNext pound your chicken to a 1/2 inch thickness between two pieces of wax paper.

pounding chicken for gyrosThen cut the chicken into strips and season with the seasoning that you just mixed up.  Then put it in a pan and cook it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until it is no linger pink and has a temperature of 165 degrees.

cooking chicken for gyrosNow it is time to put your gyros together with your condiments. You need flat bread, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, feta cheese, and the Tzatziki sauce.

condiments for gyrosHeat your flatbread according to the package directions and pile on your favorites. Wrap the bottom in foil to make it easier to hold. Now close your eyes and you will be transported back to summer with this delicious dish. Enjoy!!

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

  • Chicken and Seasoning
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  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (use to cook chicken)
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  • Tzatziki Sauce
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  • 1/2 cucumber peeled and finely diced
  • 1 (7 oz.) container of plain Fage greek strained yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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  • For Serving
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  • 4-6 Greek flatbreads
  • lettuce
  • tomato (diced)
  • onion (sliced)
  • feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Start by making your Tzatziki sauce. You will need 1/2 of a cucumber, 1 (7 oz.) container of plain Fage greek strained yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried dill, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Peel the cucumber. Chop half of the cucumber into fine pieces. Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic powder, dried dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Now you can set your Tzatziki sauce aside and mix up the spices for your chicken.
  2. In a bowl mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 12 teaspoons of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of dried parsley, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 2 teaspoons of oregano. Next pound your chicken to a 1/2 inch thickness between two pieces of wax paper. Then cut the chicken into strips and season with the seasoning that you just mixed up. Then put it in a pan and cook it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until it is no linger pink and has a temperature of 165 degrees.
  3. Now it is time to put your gyros together with your condiments. You need flat bread, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, feta cheese, and the Tzatziki sauce. Heat your flatbread according to the package directions and pile on your favorites.
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