Greek-inspired Mediterranean chicken gyro.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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Nutrition Facts

441 calories; 18.3 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 398 mg sodium. 39.3 g carbohydrates; 30.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We LOVED this! I was too lazy to drag out the blender lol so (earlier in the day) I grated the cucumber and squeezed it dry then just mixed it in a bowl w/ the rest of the ingredients and refrigerated it to allow the flavors to blend. I marinated my chicken for about 4 hours only using about 2 tsps. of the oregano b/c I didn't want it to be too overpowering and that was perfect for us. I cooked the chicken in a pan w/ evoo on the stove instead of broiling it and that worked great. Hubby made several comments on how good these were (and I agree) so that makes this a keeper for us YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2012
This was good but I had higher hopes for it. I actually thought this recipe was time consuming between the sauce prep marinate and dicing of ingredients. I think the chicken would have been better grilled vs broiled in the oven. The dressing (Tzatziki sauce) was light tasting but I yearned for a deeper flavor than what I got here perhaps sour cream in place of the greek yogurt would help. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We LOVED this! I was too lazy to drag out the blender lol so (earlier in the day) I grated the cucumber and squeezed it dry then just mixed it in a bowl w/ the rest of the ingredients and refrigerated it to allow the flavors to blend. I marinated my chicken for about 4 hours only using about 2 tsps. of the oregano b/c I didn't want it to be too overpowering and that was perfect for us. I cooked the chicken in a pan w/ evoo on the stove instead of broiling it and that worked great. Hubby made several comments on how good these were (and I agree) so that makes this a keeper for us YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We LOVED this! I was too lazy to drag out the blender lol so (earlier in the day) I grated the cucumber and squeezed it dry then just mixed it in a bowl w/ the rest of the ingredients and refrigerated it to allow the flavors to blend. I marinated my chicken for about 4 hours only using about 2 tsps. of the oregano b/c I didn't want it to be too overpowering and that was perfect for us. I cooked the chicken in a pan w/ evoo on the stove instead of broiling it and that worked great. Hubby made several comments on how good these were (and I agree) so that makes this a keeper for us YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2012
For the Recipe Group: These were so easy and delicious! I prepared as written but had hubs grill the chicken since it was a gorgeous night. Loved the sauce heaped it on with lots of fresh veggies. This is a great weeknight dinner. I'll be making these again. Sincere thanks for sharing your recipe with AR. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2012
Made this using the listed ingredients. I used whole wheat pita bread rounds. Grilled the chicken versus broiling in the oven. I cut the grilled chicken strips into smaller portions and sprinkled them with Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning. Good easy recipe on a hot summer day! This recipe was faceless and was the Recipe Group selection for week 7/7/12. Thanks KarenCanCook for sharing your recipe! I'll definitely make it again as we really liked the Tzatziki sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
Absolutly wonderful. I make my own Tzatziki sauce Hummus and pita bread when I make greek meals usually Keftethes (greek Meatballs). I Tried this and it was just as good as Greek meatballs but cheaper and easier. I like Tzatziki II from this site although I have realized I like sourcream more than yogurt and it is cheaper. I also just squize the water out of the cucumber using a paper towel but dont mess with getting the water out of the yogurt or sourcream and I like "real Hummus" from this site. I cant remember where I found my recipe for keftethes but it is a mixture of a pound of lamb 1/2 pound ground beef mint bread crumbs egg and garlic. and then I lightly fry them in a pan. I tried googling but all recipes add something I do not use. As for the chicken I used the marinade but did not broil. I used a frying pan and put in alittle oil on medium high (my oven goes from 1-8 and High I was on 8) when the pan is hot i dump in the chicken I then let it brown on each sides and cook. it getting brown is what creates the flavor. Sometimes when I dont have time to make pita bread i will buy flat bread and heat it in a pan for 15 to 20 seconds a side with alittle oil. and for added flavor I like to grill red onions in a pan with alittle butter or oil. and Don't forget to top with Feta! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2012
This recipe was pretty good; the tzatziki was flavorful and the chicken tasted ok. My oven doesn't have a broiler (why? I don't know it's German) so I wound up cooking the chicken in a skillet. Overall it was a good recipe but I just felt that the chicken was lacking something; that it needed more flavor. I would definitely try it again though and experiment more with different spices. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2012
This was good but I had higher hopes for it. I actually thought this recipe was time consuming between the sauce prep marinate and dicing of ingredients. I think the chicken would have been better grilled vs broiled in the oven. The dressing (Tzatziki sauce) was light tasting but I yearned for a deeper flavor than what I got here perhaps sour cream in place of the greek yogurt would help. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2012
Recipe Group Selection: 07 July 2012 My family loved this gyro. I marinated the chicken strips for about 4 hours and cooked on the grill in a basket rather than broil. I made the sauce as stated but the next time I will NOT use the blender. It made the sauce way too thin. Next time I will just blend by hand. We have a favorite Greek restaurant close to home so I purchased homemade pitas to use with this recipe. I served this with 'Onion Pasta' from AR and we enjoyed a terrific dinner. My family LOVED this week's selection. Thanks KarenCanCook for sharing your recipe. It is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2012
Tasty and easy! I marinated the chicken for a few hours and it was very flavorful I pounded it out and grilled it. I will cut the garlic down to just 1 clove in the sauce next time as it was a little overpowering with raw garlic taste for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
Great recipe! Perfect for summer dinner! I made everything much earlier in the day. Then instead of heating up the oven I cooked the chicken on the grill. The sauce was really good. Our only complaint is that the chicken needed more seasoning. Next time I will add a little salt and more lemon to the marinade. Read More
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