Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

I was in the mood for a Greek gyro so I decided to make some using chicken breasts. I marinated the chicken in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings then cooked them in my grill pan. I placed the sliced chicken in the warm pita bread slathered in Tzatizi Sauce, mixed greens, kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. These gyros were healthy, delicious, and my entire family gobbled them up. I loved that my kids really liked them, although my son opted for no tzatiki sauce on his gyro.

Make the tzatiki sauce. Click here for a link to the recipe.

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, and a pinch of crushed red pepper, to taste to a ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Remove from the ziplock bag and place on a plate. Season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Preheat a grill pan that has been coated in cooking spray over medium heat.  Place the seasoned chicken in the grill pan and cook for 8-10 minutes before flipping over and cooking for an additional 7-8 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes on a cutting board before slicing into thin strips.

Warm your pita bread in the microwave for 20 seconds.Top the pita with the tzatziki sauce, sliced chicken, mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. Wrap in tin foil and serve. Enjoy.

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Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 16 min.

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp red wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Tzatziki sauce
Mixed greens
Grape tomatoes, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Kalamata olives, sliced
Feta cheese
4 pieces of pita

Directions:

Make the tzatiki sauce. See above for a link to the recipe.

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, and a pinch of crushed red pepper, to taste to a ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from the ziplock bag and place on a plate. Season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Preheat a grill pan that has been coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Place the seasoned chicken in the grill pan and cook for 8-10 minutes before flipping over and cooking for an additional 7-8 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes on a cutting board before slicing into thin strips.

Warm your pita bread in the microwave for 20 seconds.Top the pita with the tzatziki sauce, sliced chicken, mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. Wrap in tin foil and serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net