Sabtu, 10 Agustus 2019

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

The marinade for the fowl for this Greek Chicken Gyros is SO GOOD that I use it even if I’m not making Greek Chicken Gyros. Make this once, and I assume you’ll be as obsessed with it as I am! The marinade is made with yoghurt, lemon, garlic and oregano – vintage Greek foods that infuses the fowl with flavour AND tenderises it.

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki – the marinade for the fowl is so good, I use it even if I’m not making gyros!
Greek Chicken Gyros: A mouth-watering meal in a wrap

Seriously. I’m not exaggerating. It’s been ages since I made this Greek Chicken Gyros. But the minute the fowl hit the grill, all I also can also just well assume was “why don’t I make this further often??”

The scent is incredible. You can REALLY scent garlic and oregano. You realize how normally you upload herbs into issues and also you can’t truly style it? Or you can, but it’s a in reality delicate flavour. Definitely not the case with this!!

It’s also magical what a little bit of yoghurt can do to chicken. The acid within the yoghurt breaks down the fibres so it not purely softens the fowl but in addition allows the marinade truly infuse into the flesh. PLUS the yoghurt makes this marinade “paste like” so it remains slathered on the fowl once you cook dinner it (unlike many marinades which can be thin). So you’ve got further flavour oomph!

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki – the marinade for the fowl is so good, I use it even if I’m not making gyros!

I truly need I also can also just well share this Greek Chicken Gyros recipe with you alongside with tales of wonderful instances in Greece. Conjuring up reminiscences of possible countless stretches of pristine beaches, historic ruins, sipping ouzo and nibbling on olives.

I can’t. Because I haven’t BEEN!! (I desire a pout emoji to insert proper here!)

I love to journey so I even have an vast listing of puts I nonetheless ought to go to and Greece is proper on the best of the list. So till I’m in reality strolling on Greek soil, the closest I can get is with these.

Though ironically, Gyros as westerners realize them aren’t in reality authentic. But hey, delicious is delicious, actual or not!

– Nagi x

PS This Greek Chicken Gyros is a truly fab recipe for entertaining. Because it’s truly speedy to practice and the men can BBQ whereas the women sip wine and chatter. (Joke joke JOKE!!!) Then you possibly can simply lay everything out on the table. Why ought to you slave away, rolling up a gyros for everyone? Make ’em do it themselves!

PS If you wish to make your personal flatbread for this recipe, attempt my simple NO YEAST Easy Soft Flatbread recipe!

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki – the marinade for the fowl is so good, I use it even if I’m not making gyros!
Greek Chicken Gyros


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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki – the marinade for the fowl is so good, I use it even if I’m not making gyros!
Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzaziki
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 26 mins
Dinner, Entertaining, Grilling, Lunch
4.95 from 158 votes
Servings4 – 6
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Recipe video above. The marinade for the fowl is so sensational that I use it even if I’m not making Gyros! This is excellent for entertaining simply due to the fact you possibly can simply lay all of it out for friends to assist themselves. The scent when the fowl is cooking is incredible – you possibly can truly scent the oregano. MARINADE TIME: Minimum 3 hours


    2 lb / 1 kg boneless skinless fowl thigh fillets


3 big garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp further virgin olive oil
3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt

    Black pepper


2 cucumbers (to make about 1/2 – 3/4 cup grated cucumber after squeezing out juice)
1 1/4 cups plain Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp further virgin olive oil (or further for those who desire richer)
1 garlic clove , minced
1/4 tsp salt

    Black pepper


3 tomatoes , desseeded and diced
3 cucumbers , diced
1/2 red spanish onion , peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup recent parsley leaves

    Salt and pepper

To Serve

    four to 6 pita breads or flat breads


    Place the Marinade foods in a ziplock bag and therapeutic rub down to mix. Add the fowl into the ziplock bag and therapeutic rub down to hide all of the fowl within the Marinade. Marinate for at the least 2 hours, preferably 3 hours, ideally 12 hours and now not than 24 hours.

Make the Tzatziki

    Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber utilizing a box grater. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to take away extra liquid.
    Place cucumber in a bowl. Add ultimate foods then blend to combine. Set apart for at the least 20 minutes for the flavours to meld.


    Combine foods in a bowl.

Cook Chicken

    Brush the backyard grill with oil, then preheat on medium high. Or warmth 1 tbsp of oil in a fry pan over medium excessive heat.
    Remove fowl from Marinade. Cook the fowl for 2 to a few minutes on every side, till golden brown and cooked by way of (cooking time relies on measurement of chicken).
    Remove the fowl from the grill / fry pan onto a plate. Cover loosely with foil and permit to relaxation for 5 minutes earlier than serving.

Assemble Gyros

    If your fowl thighs are large, you will ought to chop them. Mine have been small.
    Get a pita bread or flatbread (preferably warmed) and area it on a work of parchment (baking) paper (or you will well use foil). Place a few Salad down the heart of the bread, then best with fowl and Tzatziki.
    Roll the wrap up, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the give up with the extra parchment paper to safe it.
    I desire to put everything out on a desk and let everybody assist themselves.

Recipe Notes:

1. This recipe makes a beneficiant quantity of Tzatziki. But higher to have too a lot than not enough!
2. This recipe serves four to 6 people. Depending on how tough appetites are!
3. I do not suggest freezing the fowl within the marinade for this certain recipe as the yoghurt separates and is going grainy, and I do not realize what which will do to the chicken. While the tenderising / flavour infusion ought to nonetheless work, I assume it would possibly not appear that good when cooked.
4. Nutrition per serving assuming this serves 6.