Homemade Chicken Gyros

Every now and then I try to get a little domesticated and put together a real meal
Don’t get too excited.  Ok, well do because this meal was delicious!  I present to you….

 

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Calories: 441 kcal

Fat: 18.3 g
Carbs: 39.3g
Protein: 30.3 

Serves about 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 (16 ounce) container Greek yogurt

1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

salt and ground black pepper to taste

 

 

  • Place Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill weed, 2 cloves garlic, white vinegar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth and set aside.

 

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Chicken

4 cloves garlic, minced

lemon, juiced

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into strips

 

 

 

  • Whisk together 4 cloves minced garlic, juice of 1 lemon, red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and oregano in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  If it taste too bitter/salty then add more pepper!
  • Stir in chicken strips and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  It’s important to give it the full hour.  I didn’t plan well the first time and cut my time short and the chicken came our bland.
  • Preheat the oven’s broiler.  Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess.  Place chicken on a large baking sheet.
  • Broil the chicken in the preheated oven until lightly browned and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and place each pita bread into the skillet until warm and soft.

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Putting It All Together

6 (6 inch) pita bread rounds

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 tomato, diced

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped

 

 

 

 

  • Serve warmed pita bread topped with chicken strips, yogurt sauce, tomatoes, onion, and lettuce.

Enjoy!

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