Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CHICKEN GYROS

So I found this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try. It was so simple to make and incredibly delicious- so much so that we made it again the next night! It has been a staple ever since. The chicken is well seasoned and tangy and it balances out nicely in a pita with some tzatziki (found from Skinny Taste). Did I mention its delicious and easy?? And on a separate note, food pictures are hard!! Do not judge the deliciousness on my lack of photography skills!

Mix together the ingredients for the marinade

Pour the marinade over the chicken into a ziploc bag. Let it sit for at least an hour.

Put the chicken and marinade into a pan over low/medium heat. Add onions if you desire!

The chicken and marinade will cook down. Cook approximately 8 minutes on each side, and turn up the heat towards the end if there is still plenty of juice.

Let the chicken sit for about 5 minutes when done cooking. Then cut into slices.

Serve in a pita pocket or on a real pita with lettuce and tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon lemon pepper

Directions:
Whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, oregano, and 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and add to Ziploc bag. Add in chicken pieces and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning halfway through.
Preheat the grill (or pan, or broiler).  Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, and then grill over indirect heat until cooked through, about 8 minutes per side, depending  what size/type chicken you are using. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
Meanwhile, warm your pita bread. I have a gas stove, so I just spray them with a little bit of oil and stick them right on the burner for a few seconds per side. Top the pita with the chicken, tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lettuce.
Adapted from Six Sisters

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