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Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes, these are a family favorite!
Yesterday was Indian, today it’s Greek… we’re all over the place with dinners this week. I don’t know why but lately I’ve been craving anything but a burger. I want bold fun flavors from around the world. My mood for these gyros was most likely prompted by the ah-mazing meal we had in D.C. last week.
HOW TO MAKE EASY CHICKEN GYROS & TZATZIKI SAUCE
RECIPE TYPE: MAIN DISH
4 chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness
1 tablespoon mediterranean seasoning (you can substitute Italian seasoning in a pinch)
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
4 pitas (this is a Greek-style flatbread you can find at almost any grocery store near the bread and tortillas or in the bakery)
optional: lettuce, feta cheese crumbles
½ English cucumber, peeled and diced
2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
4 teaspoons minced garlic
⅓ cup chopped dill, fresh or frozen (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
1½ Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of ½ medium lemon)
½ tsp salt, or to taste
⅛ tsp black pepper
Puree all sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor (see note below recipe first!). Cover and chill until ready to serve. (If you have time, make this a few hours in advance or the night before so that the flavors can marinate)
Season chicken breasts with mediterranean seasoning. Cook in a large skillet or pan over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Cut into strips.
Lay pitas on a clean surface. Add lettuce (if desired, chicken, red pepper strips, and onions. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta (if desired). Fold pita over like a sandwich, or roll it into a “tunnel shape”.