Recipe by ITSIE
"This is an unusual version of classic Middle Eastern gyros (only home made under the oven grill). Very tasty and quick to make. Perfect week day dinner. You can prepare it in advance, let it marinade and just stick it in the oven. Best served inside pita bread pockets, with salad and yogurt."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 1/2 teaspoons
white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons
curry powder, or to taste
pita breads, cut in half
mixed salad greens
I just wanted to say that I submited this recipe, and originally I advised the use of 'tahini' - Middle Eastern susame paste traditionally used in flavoring gyros - but it was changed by the site into plain yogurt, which I think does a disservice to this recipe. In general, the addition of tahini all over the Middle East gives that final extra kick to the otherwise rather bland taste of grilled gyros. Also, lamb gyros is much more fragrant and robust than chicken one, so its even more important for the chicken one to have a right condiment.
These were OK, but I prefer a more mediteranean taste. Try marinating your chicken breast strips in olive oil, lemon, oregano, parsley, garlic and a dash of pepper. We prefer tzaziki sauce, tomatoes, onion and a bit of lettuce if you like. It's also really good if you charcoal a whole chicken (or buy one from Costco!) and strip the meat - dark and white from the chicken and use it for the gyros. We called these Chicken Souvlaki in Australia. Try serving with Tabouli salad and hummus on the side for a nice summer meal!
This was a tasty dinner. My husband said it reminded him of the Turkish "kebabs" he enjoyed in Germany. I warmed the pita pockets in a grill pan on the stove top, cut 1/4 off the top, lined the inside with romaine lettuce leaves (while the pita is still warm and flexible!), added in the tasty broiled chicken and topped it with "Tzatsiki Sauce" (also from this website) instead of yogurt. It was such a wonderful blend of warm and cool flavors. Thanks ITSIE! We'll be making this again.
I was skeptical about the sauce on these gyros, because it didn't strike me as the flavors we look for in a good gyro. My experimental nature prevailed, and I'm glad it did! These were great! Really hit the spot for our patio lunch. Thanks ITSIE.
I strongly suggest that a glass baking dish NOT be used for this recipe. Glass dishes are not made for broiling and cannot withstand the high heat.Please use a metal baking pan for safety!!! I have not yet tried this recipe but it sounds delicious!
These were deicious and very quick and easy to make. The only recommendation I would make is to use tzatziki instead of just plain yogurt. I prefer Alton Brown's very simple tzatziki recipe.
Made this tonite and the whole fam loved it. I let the chicken marinade for about 1/2 hour then grilled it. It was very moist and had a terrific flavor. It definitely needed salt and pepper to finish the seasoning. I served it with Tzatziki V11 from this site instead of the plain yogurt. I made only half a recipe of tzatziki and we had plenty. This was a great recipe as well and complemented the gyros perfectly.
very tasty and easy! added a lil shredded cheese and used sour cream instead of yogurt, and they were fabulous! this is a great standby when i need something fast, easy, and delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Koula's Best Ever Chicken Gyros
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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