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greek chicken gyros recipe with authentic tzatziki sauce


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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total: 220 minutes

Servings: 8


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Step 1

Make the Tzatziki SauceMake this Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce a few hours in advance or overnight.

Step 2

Marinate the Chicken

Step 3

Measure the marinade ingredients and put them into a 1 gallon zip top bag, close the bag and then massage the bag to mix well.

Step 4

Add the chicken tenders to the zip top bag, close the bag and then massage the bag so that each chicken tender is well covered by the marinade.

Step 5

Place the bag in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 3 hours. 12 hours works the best, but don’t marinate it longer than 24 hours or your chicken will be too mushy.

Step 6

Warm the Pita Bread

Step 7

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 8

Just before you cook the chicken, place the pita breads on a baking sheet and place them in the oven to be warmed.

Step 9

Cook the Chicken

Step 10

You can cook the chicken on an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan. Brush the grill / grill pan with olive oil, then preheat using medium high heat.

Step 11

After the grill / grill pan is hot, remove the chicken from the marinade bag and place on the grill / grill pan.

Step 12

Cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side (cooking time depends on the size of chicken tenders), until they are golden brown and thoroughly cooked with an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 13

Remove the chicken from the grill / grill pan and place onto a cutting board. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Step 14

Slice the chicken tenders and put on a serving plate.

Step 15

Assemble the Gyros

Step 16

Lay out a warmed pita bread.

Step 17

Place sliced chicken down the middle of the pita bread.

Step 18

Top the chicken with an ample amount of tzatziki sauce.

Step 19

Garnish the top of the tzatziki sauce with cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese and optionally parsley.

Step 20

Fold up the pita bread and enjoy!

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