I love gyros! If you haven't had one, find the nearest Greek restaurant and go! Greek restaurants have this heat lamp/broiler that cooks the meat that has been layered on a spit. The meat is then shaved off and served on pita bread, with tangy tzatziki sauce - LOVE!
I do not have a spit or a heat lamp to make authentic gyros. However, this recipe allows anyone to make flavorful gyros.
Here are the ingredients for the marinade:
4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
8 ounces Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped mint
Salt and pepper to taste
Other ingredients: Pita bread, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, sliced red onion, feta crumbles
To begin, cut the chicken into long strips. Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl. Leave the lemons in the bowl after they are squeezed. Add the rest of the marinade ingredients. Let the chicken marinate for one hour.
Assemble all of the tzatziki sauce ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Mai is grating the cucumber for the tzatziki sauce
Grill the chicken
Gather a few extra items for the gyros: tomatoes, lettuce, red onion, feta cheese
Roll the ingredients with the pita bread, like a taco, and chow down!
Check out this great recipe for Home Made Pita Bread