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How to Prepare Chicken Gyros

HOMEMADE CHICKEN GYROS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

HOMEMADE CHICKEN GYROS – this is an easy way to make gyros and yogurt sauce at home. Chicken was marinated in chosen seasoning. So good!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course

Equipment

  • griller
  • zester
  • shredded or processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon zest zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Kosher salt ,pepper to taste

TZATZIKI SAUCE INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber, shredded and remove excess oil
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

GARNISHING:

  • 1 Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion
  • 1 piece cucumber

Instructions
 

CHICKEN MARINADE

  • In a small bowl, add in olive oil, paprika, dried Oregano, dried Basil, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Mix and in salt if you think you needed it.
  • Place chicken tenders in 1 gallon zip loc and pour in the marinade.
  • Let chicken rest in the fridge for 4 hours and grill until internal temperature is at 165. About 5 minutes each side.

HOW TO MAKE THE YOGURT SAUCE

  • Peel cucumber and shred using a shredder. You can use processor too for shredding.
  • Drain excess fluid of the cucumber by squeezing out the fluid.
  • Place in the medium size bowl and add in the Greek Yogurt, dill, zest and garlic. Add the lemon juice intermittently. Start with 2 teaspoons  and add more according to the level of sourness you desire.
    Season with salt and pepper.

ASSEMBLE THE GYROS

  • Lay the flat bread in a flat surface and spread  about 2 tablespoons Tzatziki sauce.
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of Tzatziki sauce and top with cucumber, chicken, tomato and lettuce
  • Eat with gusto.

Notes

This recipe was adapted with revision from Damn Delicious.
Keyword chicken gyros, tzatziki sauce