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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad

Bringing that experience into your kitchen, we have the ultimate Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce and a refreshing Greek Salad. This recipe is a delightful combination of flavors and textures that transport you straight to Greece with every bite.

The first time I tasted a gyro was during a trip to a charming Greek island. The warmth of the pita bread, the savory grilled chicken, the cool, creamy tzatziki, and the crisp, tangy salad all came together in perfect harmony. Back home, I was determined to recreate that magical meal. Marinating the chicken with a blend of herbs, garlic, and lemon juice brought out the authentic flavors. As it grilled, the aroma was intoxicating. Preparing the tzatziki with fresh cucumber, garlic, and dill added that classic coolness. The Greek salad, with juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and tangy feta, completed the dish, making it a feast for the senses.

Whether you’re hosting a summer gathering or looking for a quick weeknight dinner, this Greek Chicken Gyros recipe is perfect. It’s easy to prepare, incredibly flavorful, and sure to be a hit with everyone.

Recipe Summary

Experience the authentic flavors of Greece with these Greek Chicken Gyros, complete with homemade Tzatziki Sauce and a refreshing Greek Salad. This recipe offers a delicious and easy-to-make meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

Exciting Story

One summer evening, my family and I decided to have a Greek-themed dinner. We set up the grill, and as the chicken marinated, the anticipation grew. My husband, a lover of all things grilled, couldn’t wait to taste it. Our kids enjoyed helping with the salad, eagerly sneaking bites of feta and olives. When it all came together, the kitchen was filled with laughter and the delicious smell of our homemade Greek feast. It has since become a family favorite, often requested for special dinners and weekend gatherings.

Why These Greek Chicken Gyros?

Selling Points:

  • Authentic Flavors: Marinated chicken with traditional Greek spices and herbs.
  • Healthy and Fresh: Served with a crisp Greek salad and homemade tzatziki sauce.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps to create a delicious and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:

For the Chicken Gyros:

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4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber, grated and squeezed to remove excess water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Greek Salad:

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

To Assemble:

4 pita breads or flatbreads
Fresh lettuce leaves
Extra cucumber slices, for garnish
Extra red onion slices, for garnish

Instructions:

Marinate the Chicken:

In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, ground cumin, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken breasts and coat them well with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours.

Cook the Chicken:

Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken breasts for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and no longer pink inside. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips.

Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce:

In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Greek Salad:

In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar, then season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

Assemble the Gyros:

Warm the pita breads or flatbreads on the grill or in a pan. Place a few lettuce leaves on each bread, then add the sliced grilled chicken. Top with cucumber slices, red onion slices, and a generous dollop of tzatziki sauce. Serve the Greek salad on the side.

Enjoy your flavorful Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad! 🌿🍅

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