greek chicken gyros & tzatziki



i saw this on pinterest last week and it went right on my schedule.
greek food has sounded sooooo good to me since day one of this pregnancy… 
who knows why.

in fact, the minute after i told him we were pregnant, 
i made him take me out to dinner and greek was all i could think of…

but this easy recipe was a big hit, and really fun.
cc likes when he gets to grill, and we like meals that are tag-team quickies.

greek chicken gyros & tzatziki
adapted from chef in training

ingredients

marinade:

  • 2 medium lemons cut in wedges {or juice of 2}
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 1in thick
  • tomato, onion, & sriracha sauce for filling

tzatziki sauce: 

  • 1 1/2 cup plain {greek} yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cucumber finely grated (squeeze off juice)
  • 2 tsp. garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • ground black pepper to taste

what to do

squeeze lemons into a large sealable plastic bag, leaving lemon wedges in the bag {i just used juice}. add ingredients & shake. add cubed chicken & turn to coat. seal bag & fridge for 2- 4 hrs. turning ocassionally. remove chicken, skewer, and grill over medium heat until juices run clear. {a few minutes on each side. ps. skewering is the way to go. more flavor, lots faster.}
mix together sauce ingredients and serve over gyros. with onion {purple is best}, tomato wedges, and even some cilantro. sriracha is a typical hot sauce offered with these, so we used that as well.

we used this new naan/flatbread recipe here and it worked perfectly.

prep time: 2-4 hours {marinading/rising time}
cooking time:15 minutes
serves: 3-4

Enjoy!

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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

4 comments on greek chicken gyros & tzatziki

  1. Krista Rollins
    April 17, 2013 at 12:36 am (4 years ago)

    Yum.. yum… yum… I LOVE greek food. Whoever invented tzatziki sauce is an absolutely genius. I could probably eat a tub of it by myself. Pinning this asap!! {It may be on my menu next week} Hope the pregnancy is going well girl… congrats!<br /><br />Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  2. Lisa Michelle
    April 18, 2013 at 2:31 am (4 years ago)

    I can&#39;t even tell you how much this recipe speaks to my pregnant heart (okay, it speaks more to my pregnant belly). Will be making this soon! Thanks!

  3. Lisa
    June 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm (4 years ago)

    p.s. Just as a follow-up comment, I&#39;ve made this twice now and love it so much. I linked to it on my blog and everyone I know who tried it loved it, too. Thank you so much!

    • Meg Clifford
      June 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh I&#39;m so glad! And glad to help make all the pregnant ladies happy. 😉 We are making this tonight too!