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Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki

Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki

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Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki is one of my favorite things to eat when I get to visit a Greek Restaurant. We visited a new one in our area fairly recently and I must say it was the best I’ve eaten. So simple, yet so delicious. 

Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki on a wooden board

Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki

I love loads of lemon in my Greek food. It must be all those lemony flavors that keeps taking me back. If I can’t have Indian food give me Greek food any day of the week.

This may not be the authentic way, I don’t know the authentic way but I think it’s close enough. As long as it tastes delicious I’m not going to complain.

My boys and I are the only ones that eat chicken at home so this was enough for us. In fact we still had leftovers. However, if you are feeding four adults you may want to double the recipe.

 

Chicken

You can use chicken thighs or breasts for this recipe. My kids don’t like the fattiness of the thighs so I usually use chicken breasts in my dishes. 

For this Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki recipe the chicken can be marinated for an hour before grilling or frying. If you have a cast iron pan you can use that too. I do have one but I never use it, don’t know why.

 

Pita Bread

The Chicken Gryo is usually served with Pita Bread. However, I took the easy way out and used my Tortilla Recipe. This time I made them slightly thicker and they worked well for this recipe.

I do have a Pita Bread recipe. I just haven’t perfected it as yet so will post one soon. If you want to make your own you can try this recipe which seems to have great reviews.

You can use store bought pitas or any flatbread.

Tsatsiki

You can make the tsatsiki ahead of time and refrigerate it. Tsatsiki is very similar to our Indian Raita

What better to serve these Chicken Gyros with than tsatsiki and greek salad…it was totally yum!

More Chicken Recipes to try:

Cracker Crumb Chicken Tenders

Saucy Chicken Tacos

Succulent Chicken Seekh Kebabs

Chicken Gyro with Tsatsiki

Succulent chicken breasts marinated in greek yogurt and lemon
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword chicken gyro, chicken recipes, greek chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 500 gram chicken breasts 4 breasts
  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1&1/2 tsp paprika (optional)
  • 2 large garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Tsatsiki

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts in half. Place them in a zip lock bag and use a meat mallet to flatten them
  • Place all the ingredients for the chicken in a zip lock bag, except the olive oil. Add the chicken breasts and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan, do not let it smoke. Place the chicken breasts in the pan and fry both sides until brown. You can use a grill pan too. Cook half the chicken at a time, don't overcrowd the pan. Cook each side for about 2&1/2 minutes. This depends on how thick the chicken is.
  • Serve the chicken on pita bread or flatbread with the tsatsiki and a greek salad

Tsatsiki

  • Grate the cucumber and squeeze the excess liquid, use some paper towels
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together

Notes

  1. You can use chicken thighs instead of breasts
  2. If you do not have greek yogurt you can use any plain yogurt
  3. This recipe can be doubled
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