Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chicken Gyro Recipe

This is a family fave! I make dinner every night. And at each meal we gather around the table. It's funny my daughter was telling us that when she tell's her friends this they look at her like REALLY?! Some of her friends families do not do the same. That make's me really feel bad for those kids, and parents. I look forward to our family time at the table.
On Sunday's we have Spaghetti Sunday, or Sunday gravy. Depends on how I make the sauce. And this is something that my kids will remember growing up. Tradition's and memories. So important in a family to have this.
Now I know some families can't get together at the table nightly, and some parents work and kids are home alone. But on weekends get together and enjoy a meal together. Make it and eat it together for an even better experience!

Chicken Gyro's

Tzatziki Sauce
 8 oz plain yogurt Low fat (drain off liquid)
1 half of a cucumber peeled and seeded
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp white wine vinegar
salt and pepper
olive oil about 1 tbsp
squeeze of a lemon half

Put the yogurt into a blender or food processor. Then shred the cucumber into a paper towel or cheese cloth if you have one. Take the cucumber and squeeze out as much juice from it as possible. Then put the shredded cucumber into the processor.
I then put everything into the processor and mix until combined. I make this before the marinated for the chicken so the flavors combine for a bit longer.

3 chicken breast.
4 cloves of garlic. crushed.
1 Lemon
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP greek yogurt plain
1 TBSP dried oregano
salt and pepper

Feta cheese
diced tomato
sliced red onion
Pita or flat bread

Take the chicken breast and butterfly them for thinner pieces. Then in a medium size bowl mix together Greek yogurt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice of one whole lemon, oregano, salt and pepper. Marinate the chicken in this mixture for at least an hour.
Once marinated broil the chicken on low for about 10 minutes. Depending on your oven. Cut into strips.

Warm your pita bread or flat bread in the oven for a few minutes. Put together your Gyro's with the chicken,  diced tomatoes, sliced red onion, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese. And enjoy YUM!

We serve with a Greek salad on the side. This is where I use the other half of my cucumber.

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