Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chicken Gyros, Opa!

I love a good Gyro. It is one of those foods that I'll never be able to fully recreate at home, so a trip to Olympus Burgers is well worth it. But, I have been experimenting and have come up with a decent second to a real chicken suvlaki.

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Marinade: (can also be used as a dressing in a Greek salad)
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Whisk all ingredients of marinade together. Cut two chicken breasts into large chunks and marinate for an hour. Thread 4-5 pieces of chicken on skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water for about an hour beforehand). Grill on medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Warm pitas on a dry skillet set at medium heat. Fill pitas with chicken, tzatziki sauce, sliced cucumbers, tomato, onion, lettuce, and feta cheese.

Tzatziki Sauce:
1/4 cup cucumber, shredded and excess water squeezed through a dish cloth or paper towel
1/4 cup plain yogurt
a few drops of lemon juice
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients and let sit for an hour so flavors can meld.

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