Thursday, 28 July 2016

Chicken Gyros With Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce


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I think Spring and Summer are the times of the year when one should enjoy the weather instead of slaving in the kitchen for hours. I make it a point to cook easy and quick recipes for the whole of the  the nicer weather. Chicken Gyros is one such recipe that ticks all my boxes during the warm months of the year. Gyros is a meat dish cooked in a vertical rotisserie stuffed inside a pita and served as a street food along with a salad consisting of tomatoes, onions and cucumbers with  french fries on the side.


When making Chicken Gyros at home you have the option of  omitting the french fries making it healthier. Serving it with whole-grain pita provides you with additional fiber. The taztziki is made with low fat Greek yogurt again a healthier option.


To make Chicken Gyros you need to marinate the boneless chicken with Greek yogurt along with garlic, lemon juice, oregano olive oil and spices either half an hour or for 3-4 hours. This allows the divine flavours of the Greek herbs and spices to permeate into the chicken. The marinated chicken is then grilled, baked or pan cooked to create a juicy and succulent filling for the  pita bread. Gyro is served with a salad of tomatoes, onions and lettuce. Top with  homemade tzatziki and french fries on the side to complete the opera and you have the best lunch or dinner ready in no more than 30 minutes 


Gyros is quick-easy to make and ultra delicious too plus it's easily transportable and hence a great picnic option. Perfect for Potluck, light family dinner or lunch, work lunch and I am sure that the kids will love it in their lunch box too. You can serve the Chicken Gyros either with pita bread or flat bread. I usually serve mine with homemade whole-grain flat bread due to easy accessibility and nutritional value. 


I think you must try this recipe for Gyros Chicken because it is bound to win the hearts of you and your family in no time!

IngredientsQuantity
pita bread or whole-grain flat bread6
boneless chicken850g
greek yogurt2 tbsps
minced garlic 1tsp
dried oregano1 tsp
paprika powder1 tsp
black pepper powderto taste
lemon juice1 tbsp
saltto taste
olive oil2-3 tbsps
Ingredients For Tzatziki SauceQuantity
 low fat Greek yogurt 1 cup
cucumber1 medium
lemon juice 2 tbsps
black pepper powder to taste
saltto taste
fresh dill chopped3 tbsps

Method:






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Marinate the boneless pieces of chicken with Greek yogurt, minced garlic, paprika, black pepper, oregano, lemon juice and salt.


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Heat the olive oil in a skillet or pan place the chicken pieces inside the pan and cook till the chicken is tender, golden brown and crispy.


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For The Tzatziki Sauce:


Grate the cucumber with the help of a cheese grater and drain out all the water from it. You can do this by placing the grated cucumber in a muslin cloth. Squeeze to drain out as much water as you can.
Now add the cucumber to the Greek yogurt along with minced garlic lemon juice, crushed black pepper and salt.


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Place the already cooked chicken pieces on the pita or whole-grain flat bread.

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Top with slices of cucumber, tomatoes,

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Also add the lettuce rings and lettuce leaves. Add a generous amount of tzatziki and serve with a salad and french fries on the side.

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Hope you will make this recipe for the Chicken Gyros someday. Do share with me what you think of  it. Thanks for visiting this page! 

Kali Orexi!!





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Chicken Gyros With Tzatziki Sauce
Juicy pieces of grilled chicken stuffed inside a whole-grain pita served with tzatziki and a salad.
Ingredients
  • 6 whole-grain flat bread
  • 850g boneless chicken
  • 2 tbsps low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • to taste balck pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • to taste salt
  • 2-3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • to taste balck pepper powder
  • to taste salt
  • 3 tbsps fresh dill chopped
Instructions
Marinate the boneless pieces of chicken with Greek yogurt, minced garlic, paprika, black pepper, oregano, lemon juice and salt. Heat the olive oil in a skillet or pan place the chicken pieces inside the pan and cook till the chicken is tender, golden brown and crispy.For The Tzatziki Sauce: Grate the cucumber with the help of a cheese grater and drain out all the water from it. You can do this by placing the grated cucumber in a muslin cloth. Squeeze to drain out as much water as you can. Now add the cucumber to the Greek yogurt along with minced garlic lemon juice, crushed black pepper and salt. Place the already cooked chicken pieces on the pita or whole-grain flat bread.Top with slices of cucumber, tomatoes.Also add the lettuce rings and lettuce leaves. Add a generous amount of tzatziki and serve with a salad and french fries on the side.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6
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