Eat Healthy – Greek Chicken Gyros

Wraps have always been my fave, because they are healthy and easy to make. Got this recipe from the internet and it turned out very delicious!

Takes almost an hour, and makes around 6 wraps! A must try 😀

Ingredients

2 lb / 1 kg boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets

Marinade
3 large garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
3 tsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
Black pepper

Tzatziki
2 cucumbers (to make about 1/2 – 3/4 cup grated cucumber after squeezing out juice)
1 1/4 cups plain Greek yoghurt
2 tsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or more if you want richer)
1/2 garlic clove , minced
1/2 tsp salt
Black pepper

Salad
3 tomatoes , deseeded and diced
3 cucumbers , diced
1/2 red spanish onion , peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
Salt and pepper

To Serve
4 to 6 pita breads or tortilla

Instructions
Place the Marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag and massage to mix. Add the chicken into the ziplock bag and massage to cover all the chicken in the Marinade. Marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably 3 hours, ideally 12 hours and no longer than 24 hours.

Make the Tzatziki
Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
Place cucumber in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. Set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavors to meld.

Salad
Combine ingredients in a bowl.
Cook Chicken
Brush the outdoor grill with oil, then preheat on medium high. Or heat 1 tbsp of oil in a fry pan over medium high heat.
Remove chicken from Marinade. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through (cooking time depends on size of chicken).
Remove the chicken from the grill / fry pan onto a plate. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Assemble Gyros
If your chicken thighs are large, you may need to cut them. Mine were small.
Get a pita bread or tortilla (preferably warmed) and place it on a piece of parchment (baking) paper (or you could use foil). Place some Salad down the middle of the bread, then top with chicken and Tzatziki.

Roll the wrap up, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the end with the excess parchment paper to secure it.

assembling gyros

Tadaaaaa!!! If you get to try this recipe, do lemme know your thoughts 🙂

gyros

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