Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Recipe- Grilled Chicken Gyros With Tzatziki

 

I know I have mentioned to you before just how much I LOVE Greek food, I adore it! All the flavours that just burst in your mouth when eating, is just pure bliss! Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as one of my absolute favs. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce & tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it’s something most people can easily love.

Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki is such an easy meal to make & easy to love. We had it with some Greek salad on the side to make more of a meal, but it’s also great as part to serve a crowd at a party alongside your favorite sides. Great flavors, its a kind of street food dish that’s just as good, if not better, at home. Enjoy!

This is probably one of the quickest & easiest meals I've made so far! With just 10 minutes prep time & 10 minutes cooking time! Perfect for if your looking to try something different on a Friday or Saturday night instead of reaching out for those ever so handy takeaway menus! 

Ingredients- Serves 4-6 

  • • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • 1 tbsp crushed garlic (2-3 cloves)
  • • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • • 1 tsp dried mint
  • • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • • ¼ tsp paprika
  • • ¼ tsp salt
  • • a few grinds of pepper
  • • 1½ lb/675g boneless skinless chicken thighs

  • For tzatziki - You can find the recipe for my Tzatziki Sauce here.

Method

  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, mint, cumin, paprika, salt & pepper in a medium bowl. Add the pieces of chicken & turn so they are well covered. Cover and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but all day or overnight also good.
  2. Make up the Tzatziki Sauce (see above for recipe & method.)
  3. Warm the grill to a medium heat then put the pieces of chicken on to cook. Turn once or twice & cook until cooked through, a good 3-5min a side depending on thickness.
  4. Once cooked slice up then make up each pitta wrap with a couple slices of tomato, a few slices of chicken and a good spoonful of tzatziki, spread over the chicken.

Ta Da! How quick & easy is that?! Go on, try it for yourself...