Easy Chicken Gyro

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Greek-inspired Mediterranean chicken gyro.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) container Greek yogurt

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried dill weed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • lemon, juiced

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 ¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

  • 6 (6 inch) pita bread rounds

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped

Directions

  1. Place Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill weed, 2 cloves garlic, white vinegar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth; set aside.

  2. Whisk together 4 cloves minced garlic, juice of 1 lemon, red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and oregano in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  3. Stir in chicken strips and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  5. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place chicken on a large baking sheet.

  6. Broil the chicken in the preheated oven until lightly browned and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side.

  7. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

  8. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; place each pita bread into the skillet until warm and soft, about 2 minutes per pita.

  9. Serve warmed pita bread topped with chicken strips, yogurt sauce, tomatoes, onion, and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
18g Fat
39g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 472mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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