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"WORKING WEEKEND" CHICKEN GYRO WITH HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 4 pitas or flatbreads
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced red onion
  • Dried parsley
  • For the chicken:
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced (about 4 cloves)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping tablespoons non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • A few shakes of salt and pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves

 Directions

Combine all of the above ingredients except for the chicken in a dish, and whisk together to make a marinade. Add in chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and place in the fridge for 1 hour to marinate.

Next make the tzatziki sauce:
16 ounces non-fat Greek yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled and very finely diced
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic (3-4 cloves)
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice to taste

Using a thick stack of paper towels, squeeze the diced cucumbers to remove as much water as possible. Repeat if necessary. In a medium bowl, combine cucumbers with all of the above ingredients. Cover, and place in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

After the chicken is done marinating, place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until it is cooked thoroughly and juices run clear (Bigger breasts may take longer”“mine took close to 45 minutes). When chicken is cooked to 165 degrees on the inside, it”™s ready. Let meat rest for a few minutes, and then slice it into strips.

Heat bread on broiler or in pan on stove for about 40 seconds each side or until desired warmth. Lay breads flat, and layer strips of chicken, tomatoes, and onion. Spoon on tzatziki sauce and fold sides inward. Wrap bottom half of sandwich with aluminum foil or pin bread where the ends meet with a toothpick to hold sides together. Enjoy.

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