This is an unusual version of classic Middle Eastern gyros (only homemade under the oven's broiler). Very tasty and quick to make. Perfect weekday dinner! You can prepare it in advance, let it marinate and just stick it in the oven. Best served inside pita bread pockets, with salad and yogurt.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the chicken strips side by side in a broiling pan. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the ketchup, olive oil, white wine vinegar, oregano, mustard powder and curry powder. Pour over the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate while you preheat the oven's broiler.

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  • Broil uncovered for 15 minutes with the meat about 6 inches from the heat. Just until the chicken is cooked through, but not browned. If left too long, it will turn stringy and dry.

  • Place hot chicken into pita pockets and spoon some of the juices from the pan over it. Top with salad greens and plain yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; 11 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 500 mg sodium. 41.3 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2006
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! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2005
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. Read More
(153)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2005
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. Read More
(153)
Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2006
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2004
This was great! A little different than traditional gyros but the blend of spices made this dish delicious! The 3 chicken breasts I used were rather large and the ratio of sauce to meat looked a little deficient so I doubled the sauce recipe...this is definitely a "make-again" recipe in our house! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2004
3 stars only because it was edible - but it was nothing like I think gyros taste like. It tasted more like chicken saty but wasn't even that good. Nobody went back for seconds. Read More
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