Monday, February 25, 2013

Chicken Gyros

This recipe for the chicken comes from allrecipes, found here (a friend referred me to this favorite).  The sauce recipe I have had for years, I'm not sure where it was found.

Chicken Gyros

1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. lemon juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

Pita Bread

Mix the first six ingredients together in a bowl.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Stir in chicken strips and to evenly coat.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 

Remove chicken from marinade.  Discard the remaining marinade.  Place chicken on a large baking dish.  Broil chicken in preheated chicken until light browned and no longer pink in the center, 2 – 4  minutes per side.

Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Serve with warmed pita bread topped with chicken strips, sauce, tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, cucumber slices, olives, and feta cheese.

Tiffani's Tip:  I double the above recipe for my family.  Click here for the recipe for making your own pita bread.

1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 cloves  garlic, minced
2 tsp. dried dillweed
½ tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. red wine vinegar

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