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Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce
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Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes, these are a family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 tablespoon mediterranean seasoning (you can substitute Italian seasoning in a pinch)
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 pitas (this is a Greek-style flatbread you can find at almost any grocery store near the bread and tortillas or in the bakery)
  • optional: lettuce, feta cheese crumbles

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup chopped dill, fresh or frozen (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of 1/2 medium lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Puree all sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor (see note). Cover and chill until ready to serve. (If you have time, make this a few hours in advance or the night before so that the flavors can marinate)
  • Season chicken breasts with mediterranean seasoning. Cook in a large skillet or pan over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Cut into strips.
  • Lay pitas on a clean surface. Add lettuce (if desired, chicken, red pepper strips, and onions. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta (if desired). Fold pita over like a sandwich, or roll it into a "tunnel shape".

Notes

*Recipe update (1/22/15): Some readers have reported enjoying the sauce but wishing it were a bit thicker. If you are someone who loves thicker dressings and sauces, simply squeeze as much water as possible out of the cucumbers before you puree the sauce.