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chicken gyros

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This tasty Greek classic chicken gyros is quick and easy to make... the perfect summer dish when it's hot outside!

yield 4 gyros
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For chicken gyros

  • 3 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tsp
    white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    plain greek-style yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    turkish or greek oregano (substitute regular oregano)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 pinch
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • tzatziki sauce, to taste
  • 4 lg
    pita bread (substitute flat bread)
  • 1/2 c
    sliced red onions, for garnish (lyonnaise cut)
  • 1/2 c
    sliced red peppers, for garnish
  • 1 lg
    tomato, washed and sliced

How To Make chicken gyros

  • 1
    In a Ziploc, mix all ingredients and add chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours and up to 12 hours, massaging the bag once in a while.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium-high, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil or brush the outdoor grill. Remove chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil; rest for 5 minutes. If desired, heat bread
  • 3
    To assemble, place pita bread on a piece of foil. Add chicken and top with Tzatziki Sauce and sliced onion; add lettuce, sliced red pepper and tomato if desired. Fold pita over or roll into a “tunnel shape” and serve it with Greek Salad and drizzle with French Greek Salad Dressing
  • 4
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