Chicken Gyros for 2
photo by ncmysteryshopper
- Ready In:
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3⁄4 teaspoon garlic, minced- divided use
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips
- 1⁄2 cup cucumber, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup nonfat yogurt, plain or 1/3 cup low-fat yogurt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dill weed
- 2 gyro bread or 2 pita bread
- 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- Combine lemon juice, oil, 1/2 t of the garlic, mustard and oregano in a gallon zip top plastic bag.
- Add chicken and seal bag.
- Turn bag and gently move chicken around to distribute marinade evenly.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- In a small bowl combine cucumber, yogurt, dill and remaining garlic. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (NOTE: Cucumbers have a lot of moisture in them so if you want your sauce to be less runny really drain them well and squeeze the water out if you want.).
- Drain chicken, discarding marinade.
- In a large nonstick skillet saute the chicken for 7-8 minutes or until juices run clear.
- Spoon half the chicken on each pita and top with cucumber mixture and sliced onion.
- Lettuce and tomato may be added if you like.
- Fold in half and enjoy.
I made it according to the recipe, except for the cucumber sauce. It was a little bland, so I added 1t garlic & 1/4t of salt. It was awesome! Thank you so much!! The bitterness that someone experienced may be from the cucumber itself being bitter. It's good to taste them before adding them to any recipe.
I only tried the marinade as I have a tzatziki sauce i like already. I did cut down on the amount of lemon juice per other suggestions but I just did not like it. I had mine marinate for 3 hours and it did make a difference my flavoring each slice but it had a rather funny taste to it. I cannot put my finger on it but it was not very appetizing to make again but my sauce is so delish that we finished it off. sorry. i tried.
Bf and I loved this! I made mostly as written. I marinaded the chicken for about 3 hours instead of 1 and was forced to use FF sour cream instead of yogurt (I could have sworn I had yogurt in the fridge!). It was so good! The sour cream gave it a thicker consistency, and although I'm a fan of cucumber yogurt sauce, I really enjoyed it this way. We had it for lunch before we both had to work a late shift and it was just what we needed! Thanks for a real winner!
First attempt at homemade gyros. I doubled everything so that we could have leftovers and I'm so glad I did because we really enjoyed these. I only did a couple of things differently - I used approximately 1/8 tsp garlic powder in the sauce instead of using minced garlic because I was kind of afraid of having too much of a "raw garlic" taste in the sauce. Also didn't have ground mustard so cheated a little and added a squirt of prepared mustard. I omitted the red onion, but did serve with plenty of diced roma tomato. The marinated chicken had a really good flavor - even our 3 year old liked it and the accompanying sauce. I definitely agree with squeezing out as much liquid as possible from the cucumbers before adding to the yogurt; I used regular plain Dannon yogurt and the sauce stayed a decent consistency even the next day when we had leftovers...undrained it likely would have gotten runny. I lightly browned both sides of our pita flatbread until golden in a little bit of oil before assembling. This made it a little hard to fold, so next time I'll probably try using the pita pocket bread instead to help hold everything in. Thanks for posting. We'll be enjoying this one again in the future!!!