Give these easy chicken gyros a spin for a fun weeknight meal that your whole family will love.
16 oz. Greek yogurt
1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press (or finely minced)
1 tsp. white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil
For the chicken: 4 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1¼ lbs. chicken tenderloins
Toppings: Pita bread
Fresh tomato slices
Red onion slices (optional)
To make the tzatziki sauce,shred the cucumber. Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix together your Greek yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
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. You want to avoid marinating longer than this due to the acidic nature of this marinade.
Grill your chicken strips on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked completely through. Set aside for five minutes.
Heat pitas for 15-20 seconds in the microwave to warm.
Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and sliced onions. Serve immediately.
Recipe by The Motherload at http://momadvice.com/blog/2013/05/chicken-gyros