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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chicken Gyros and Tzatiki Sauce

I first saw this recipe at Elly Says Opa a long time ago and had been wanting to try it. I normally make my own tzatiki sauce and buy the pita bread at Niko Nikos, but now that I have a winning homemade pita bread recipe, I knew it was time to give these a go. They were really good. C asked if I would be able to make them with the traditional lamb...um...probably not. We can just go to Niko Nikos for that.
Chicken Gyros
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1 pound chicken breast
4 cloves garlic, smashed
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper
batch of tzatziki
sliced tomatoes
4 pitas

Whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, yogurt, and oregano in a bowl. Add the chicken and rub the marinade in. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat the broiler. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, and then broil until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side, depending what size/type chicken you are using. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.

Meanwhile, heat your pitas. I have a gas stove, so I just spray them with a little bit of oil and stick them right on the burner for a few seconds per side. Top the pita with the chicken, tzatziki, and tomatoes. Roll up and eat!

From Elly Says Opa!

Tzatiki Sauce
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32 ounce container plain yogurt (do not use low-fat or nonfat)
1 English hothouse cucumber, peeled, chopped into chunks
2 large garlic cloves
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Place strainer over large bowl. Line strainer with 3 layers of cheesecloth or papertowel. Spoon yogurt into cheesecloth-lined strainer; let strain for minimum of three hours. Transfer yogurt to medium bowl; discard liquid.

Meanwhile, add the cucumber to the bowl of a food processor and pulse 5 to 8 times until it reaches a coarse grated consistency. Drain liquid from the cucumber. Mince garlic with salt.

Mix cucumber and garlic into yogurt. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
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1 comment:

taylor (greens and chocolate) said...

I love chicken gyros! This looks like a great recipe...maybe I can save some money by making it myself :)

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