Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros

1 lemon (juice and zest)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic (or squeezy kind)
1 medium sized onion sliced thinly
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips
Salt and pepper
Feta cheese
1 package pita bread
Crème fraiche or tzatsiki sauce

In a large non-stick skillet heat the oil then add the onion, and garlic, sauté the onion until it begins to brown.

Add the chicken, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper. sauté the chicken until it is cooked through then add the lemon juice and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Spoon the chicken and onion mixture onto each pita and top with crème fraiche or cucumber tzatsiki sauce, and feta cheese.

Lettuce and tomato may be added.

Fold in half (if possible) and enjoy.

tzatsiki sauce:

1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup lemon juice
1 medium cucumber
½ teaspoon garlic minced
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup fresh mint leaves (or dill if you prefer)

Peel and deseed the cucumber and dice. Put them in a colander and sprinkle with salt (to help draw excess water out). Cover with a plate and sit something heavy on top. Let sit for 30 minute Drain well and wipe dry with a paper towel. Otherwise your sauce will end up very watery.

Purée cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender until almost smooth, about 1 minute.

Stir in mint and chill, covered, until serving. The sauce will keep for a few days in the fridge but will need stirring before you serve it.

cook's notes: I didn't make the tzatsiki sauce this time, but have made it in the past, M hate cucumber and as this was meant to be a very quick and easy meal I just used creame fraiche, and everyone was happy. Greek food normally has alot of dill in it, and I have never really been that big a fan of dill so omit it from my recipes.


Bloggy Mama said...

oh yum!

Chloe said...

Oh I love love love Tzasiki.
Tis good with a bowl of chips too!

I'm going to try this recipe out next week.

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