chicken gyros with greek yogurt tzatziki

Healthy. Clean. Delicious.... doesn't get much better than that! 

Check out the recipe below for a healthy version of my FAVORITE Greek Food: GYROS! 

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Chicken Marinade:

  • 2 lbs. Chicken Breast, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1½ cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried Dill 
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder  
  • 1 cucumber, grated and squeezed to drain

Instructions:

  1. Place chicken, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano in bag and let marinate at least 1 hour, preferably 2-4 hours.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, dill, and garlic. Squeeze the cucumber to remove excess water before adding to rest of ingredients. Stir in grated cucumber and taste for seasonings.
  3. Chicken can be cooked on grill or in skillet. To cook chicken on skillet. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Sprinkle skillet with oil. Add chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and cooked fully.
  4. To cook on grill -place chicken on kebobs and heat grill to medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until chicken is full cooked.
  5. Place chicken in warm pita bread. Top with tzatziki sauce and serve with greek salad. Add additional feta, if you wish.
  6. Eat and Enjoy!

 

And just for fun... heres a very appropriate video addressing a very common issue around gyros!