Monday, May 3, 2010

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

Can't believe it has been so long since I posted!  It has been a really busy couple of weeks - I was working up in LA which can take up to 2 hours on a bad day each way, then we just got back from a really fun road trip so I have not spent any time in the kitchen.  I am glad to get back into the swing of things with this wonderful recipe.  This is a delicious recipe - you need to try and make this right away!  It was surprisingly easy to make and the results are impressive.  Paired with a wonderful Greek Salad this meal is very satisfying!

Tzatziki Sauce

16 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1/2 hothouse cucumber, grated
3 cloved of minced garlic
1 tsp. white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
Salt and pepper
Fresh lemon juice

After grating cucumber, wrap in kitchen towel to drain excess moisture.   Mix together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, dill, salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Drizzle lightly with olive oil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Chicken Gyros

4 cloves of smashed garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. chicken tenders

Combine all ingredients except for chicken tenders.  Add chicken and marinate for 1 hour.   Grill chicken 3 minutes on each side or until cooked.

To assemble the gyros, place chicken in warmed pitas, top with lettuce, red onions and tzatziki sauce.  ENJOY!

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