Jun 21
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This is one of our all time favorite dishes that desperately needed some updating. First, I originally had made these without the pita, what was I thinking? I mean the chicken itself is amazing, but in the pita, it is taken to a whole new level. Second, the picture was a sad, sad sight. We have enjoyed this dinner countless times and it’s great because we can broil the chicken in the winter and grill it in the summer. You can choose whatever method for cooking the chicken you please. I made a quick tomato, red onion, and feta salad to top off our gyros.  The chicken is so flavorful and delicious, we rarely have any leftovers. I think my love for tzatziki always helps out in the situation too. I always cut back on the garlic in the marinade because sometimes it is a bit too powerful for me, especially if you have a garlicky tzatziki that you love. If you are a garlic lover, than go full force with it. This will definitely be a favorite of ours for years to come, I hope you enjoy it just as much!

Chicken Gyros

For the chicken:
4 cloves garlic, smashed
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping tbsp. plain yogurt
1 tbsp. dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/4 lbs. chicken pieces

For serving:
pitas
tomatoes
red onion
tzatziki

What you’ll do:

To prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.Cook the chicken as desired, either in the skillet or with the broiler. Once the chicken is completely cooked through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat your pitas. Top the pita with the chicken, tzatziki, tomatoes, onions.

Source: Elly Says Opa!

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