Chicken Gyros

September 15, 2017

Chicken Gyros

Two words...Chicken Gyros. Two're welcome! These are SOOOOOO good, you have got to give this recipe a try!

Chicken Gyros 

Fresh and Authentic!

A Well Seasoned Recipe - Visit us in store on 64th Avenue, in Langley, BC

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Well Seasoned extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • 1½ tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
For the Tzatziki:
  • 2 cucumbers (to make about ½ - ¾ cup grated cucumber after squeezing out juice)
  • 1¼ cups plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (or more if you want richer)
  • ½ garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper
For the Salad:
  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 3 cucumbers, diced
  • ½ red Spanish onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper
To Serve:
  • 4 to 6 pita breads or flat breads
  1. Place the Marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag and massage to mix. Add the chicken into the bag and massage to cover all the chicken in the marinade. Marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably 3 hours, ideally 12 hours and no longer than 24 hours.
Make the Tzatziki:
  1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  2. Place cucumber in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. Set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavours to meld.
Make the salad:
  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
Cook Chicken:
  1. Brush the outdoor grill with oil, then preheat on medium high. Remove chicken from Marinade. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the grill onto a plate. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Assemble Gyros:
  1. If your chicken thighs are large, you may need to cut them.
  2. Get a pita bread or flatbread (preferably warmed) and place it on a piece of parchment paper (or you could use foil). Place some salad down the middle of the bread, then top with chicken and Tzatziki.
  3. Roll the wrap up, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the end with the excess parchment paper to secure it. Serve immedietly! *this recipe makes a generous amount of Tzatziki. But it is better to have too much than not enough!

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