Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Gyros

We sometimes seem to get in to food ruts where our creativity dies and we eat the same things over and over again. We don’t make bad food, so it isn’t too bad, but it is boring. That’s usually when we take to Pinterest or Google and find something new. This time we found The Girl Who Ate Everything and her DELICIOUS Chicken Gyros.

I have definitely found a new online cook book and can’t wait to try more of her food. I’ll give you a rundown of the recipe (super easy!) but I urge you to stop by her site and check out her vast menu of culinary yummyness.

Ingredients –

Taztziki sauce:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil

For the chicken:
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 Tablespoons)
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

To assemble:
Pita bread
Fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
Red onion, sliced thin
Instructions –
Shred the cucumber or chop in food processor. Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix together the yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
To prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Cook the chicken as desired, either in the skillet or with the broiler. Once the chicken is completely cooked through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into strips. Heat pitas. Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and sliced onions. Serve immediately.




This was SUPER easy and incredibly delicious. And I’m not a gyro fan so I wasn’t even sure I would like this to begin with (my husband found the recipe). It’s definitely going to be added in to our rotation and I love the taztziki sauce so much that I’ll probably be making that to just keep it on hand even if I’m not making gyros.

Happy eating!

and seriously, need new recipes? Go here for real…. The Girl Who Ate Everything.


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