This easy, delicious gyro recipe allows you to feel like you are in your favorite Greek restaurant without ever leaving the house. The mild flavors of the chicken and vegetables contrast beautifully with stronger tzatziki sauce and spices. It is a great way to get a little taste of the Mediterranean! Boneless chicken makes cooking much simpler, and it is a healthier choice than conventional gyro meat.
In addition, you will find that these gyros can be made buffet style. That means that guests can choose what ingredients they prefer and how much they would like to use. It makes preparation easier for you and is a great way to create a fun meal for parties. If you are interested in serving something a little different for a get together or a family meal, these gyros and other international recipes are great places to start. A lot of families have a few favorite chicken dishes and these seem to make an appearance every week. Sometimes it is nice to go for something a little bit different. Chicken is a versatile and economical ingredient so it is great to use in different international recipes. Gyros are really tasty and making your own will definitely impress the family. Homemade gyros are much better to the takeout version.
The marinade used in this chicken gyro recipe gives the bird plenty of flavor and the tzatziki is really fresh. You might think there are a lot of ingredients in the gyros sauce recipe but it is well worth making because the flavor is simply outstanding. The onion, tomato, feta cheese, and black olives add to the Greek appeal of this traditional Greek recipe and they also add color to the finished dish.
¾ cup vinaigrette, balsamic
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon oregano, dried or fresh
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup cucumber, seeded and shredded
1 cup plain yogurt
¼ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
black pepper to taste
salt to taste
4 halves boneless chicken breast
4 large rounds pita bread
1 romaine lettuce heard, sliced 1/4" thick
1 red onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1 red or orange pepper, sliced into strips
½ cup black olives
1 cup crumbled feta
Mix vinaigrette, lemon juice, pepper and oregano in a bowl or plastic bag.
Immerse chicken and refrigerate for an hour or more.
Then grill chicken on high heat until juices run clear, discarding remaining marinade.
Allow to rest ten minutes, and then slice into strips.
Toss shredded cucumber with salt, allow to rest for five minutes or more.
Mix yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice and olive oil in a separate bowl and season with garlic and dill.
Squeeze excess liquid from cucumber, and then stir into yogurt mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Grill pita rounds or heat under broiler until warm but not crisp.
Arrange on a serving platter with vegetables and chicken, with cheese and tzatziki served in separate bowls.
Allow guests to create their own gyros and enjoy!
Gyros are wonderful if you are looking for a lunch or dinner idea, which makes a change from the easy chicken recipes you normally rely on. Adults and kids alike will love these chicken gyros and the marinated chicken goes beautifully with the homemade tzatziki sauce. This recipe is bursting with fresh flavors and the texture is amazing too. If you fancy making something Greek for the family, to make a change from whatever chicken recipes you normally make, this one is a real winner. Breast chicken recipes do not get much more exciting that this vibrant, tasty chicken gyros recipe.