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Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki & Homemade Pita

This recipe is exploding with traditional Greek Gyro flavours! From the soft, and fluffy baked pita, to the marinated juicy chicken breasts, creamy cucumber dill tzatziki, crumbled feta, and fresh crisp veggies – it’s a feast you won’t forget and definitely won’t regret!

So, if you’ve been following me on Instagram (@theseasoned.skillet), you’ll notice I posted recipes for a tasty Greek Salad and a Red Wine Vinaigrette on Sunday, Marinated Greek Style Chicken on Monday, and Homemade Tzatziki on Tuesday! Let’s not forget the the recipe on making Flatbreads from scratch – so we’ve finally reached the pinnacle, and it’s time to put it all together! When we marry all these wonderful pieces together, you get the most delicious, flavourful Chicken Gyros, prepared in the comfort of your home! If you’re ready, lets get started!

Recipe Tips, Variations, Guidelines and Notes

What are Gyros?

Gyro, pronounced Yee-Ros is a traditional Greek pita wrap made from meat (pork, chicken, lamb, or beef) slow cooked on a vertical rotisserie. This style of cooking, is where the Gyro gets its name from, as it means “turn” or “circle” in Greek. This meat is then shaved and served in a pita, with red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, tzatziki, and crumbled feta.

Vegetarians

If you’re vegetarian, you can substitute the chicken for chickpeas, and more veggies – re and green bell peppers, avocado, olives, sun-dried tomatoes are work extremely well. You can toss these in some olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parsley for a great swap!

Marinate Chicken

I highly recommend marinating your chicken for at least 4 to 8 hours. You can also do it overnight however there is a thing called marinating your chicken too long. Fun fact – if chicken is left to marinate in an acidic based marinade (like citrus or vinegar) for too long, it will become denser and tougher.

Drain your Cucumbers (Tzatziki)

You want to get rid of any excess moisture from the cucumbers. There are other methods, that time a longer time, however the best way is to simply squeeze the grated cucumber over the sink.

Remove Seeds (Greek Salad)

Like in the Tzatziki recipe, you want to remove the seeds from the cucumbers and tomatoes – especially if wanting to save some for the following day. Leaving them in will add excess moisture to the salad – causing your salad to become soggy. If it’s for the same day – feel free to leave them in!
It is not necessary to make the pita flatbread from scratch for this recipe, and they do sell pre-made Tzatziki in the store – however, if you want the full homemade experience and authentic fresh taste feel free to give it a try!

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki & Homemade Pita

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Dinner Greek
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 4

This recipe is exploding with traditional Greek Gyro flavours! From the soft, and fluffy baked pita, to the marinated juicy chicken breasts, creamy cucumber dill tzatziki, crumbled feta, and fresh crisp veggies - it's a feast you won't forget and definitely won't regret!

Ingredients

  • Step 1: Marinate Chicken
  • Here's the link to my previous blog on Marinated Greek Style Chicken
  • You will want to start here, it's key to allow the flavours to infuse into the chicken - so prepare ahead of time & follow the tips on how keep it moist!
  • Step 2: Make you Flatbread (if you're not making from scratch - skip to step 3)
  • Here's the link to my previous blog on Garlic Pepper Flatbread
  • You don't need to brush with Garlic Pepper infused Olive Oil - I simply used them plain!
  • Step 3: Make your Tzatziki (if your purchasing pre-made - skip to step 4)
  • Here's the link to my previous blog on Homemade Tzatziki
  • You can prepare this ahead of time, just be sure to remove the excess liquid from the cucumbers to avoid a watery tzatziki sauce the next day. There will still liquid that rests on top, simply stir well, and serve.
  • Step 4: Greek Salad
  • Here's the link to my previous blog on Greek Salad & Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • You can also prepare the vinaigrette ahead of time - i.e. the night before. It will actually do the dressing well, as the flavours can meld together! You can also, choose to skip the vinaigrette and add freshly chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.
  • Step 5: Don't forget the crumbled Feta!

Instructions

1

Once all components are prepped and cooked, it's time to assemble.

2

Start by topping pitas with the tzatziki sauce, sliced chicken, Greek Salad (or red onions, cucumbers and tomatoes), and feta.

3

Dig in & Enjoy!

Notes

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2 Comments

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    Lauren
    September 13, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    We made this recipe for a cookbook club and loved it so much that we make it nearly every week! The pita is so delicious. Looks like the link to the recipe is now disconnected. Hope to see it back here soon!

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      Taneisha Morris
      September 14, 2020 at 1:32 am

      Hi Lauren! Thank you for leaving a comment, and letting me know how much you enjoyed the recipe! & YES! Of course, all recipes and links will be up shortly!

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